TRANS X TRANSMISSION ART SYMPOSIUM - ARTISTS BIOS

Alan Boulton

Alan Boulton
is a hacker and mathematical explorer who moves between the worlds of symmetry, experimental music and software design. He is passionate about the potential for technology to create magical and shared experiences, and to engage in play while inspiring change through authentic interactions. An Oxford graduate in mathematics, Alan has worked in software engineering for over 20 years, and is currently developing applications for mobile devices. This is Alan’s first foray into collaborative art installation and he hopes to contribute a fresh approach using his rigorous scientific background to encourage meaningful interactive play, while continuing to explore the limits and potentials of working within a framework of self-imposed technological constraints, adopting the Ouxpo philosophy.

Dr. David Cecchetto

Dr. David Cecchetto
is Assistant Professor of New Media (History and Criticism) at OCAD University. David has published numerous academic articles and book chapters, co-edited a collection titled Collision: Interarts Practice and Research (CSP, 2009), and has a monograph titled Humanesis: Sound, Discourse, and Technological Posthumanism forthcoming on the Posthumanities series of the University of Minnesota Press. As an artist working with sound, David’s work has been presented in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia. www.davidcecchetto.net

Jennifer Cherniack

Jennifer Cherniack
holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario (BFA, class of 2003) and in 2004 completed a Peggy Guggenheim Internship in Venice, Italy. From 2004-9, Cherniack resided in Toronto, working as an educator and administrator for several organizations including InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Regent Park Focus and the National Film Board of Canada. She has exhibited in various venues, from artist-run centres (Centre Vu, Quebec, Gallery 44, Toronto), to university galleries (the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal) to off-site events and artist multiples (Foire d'art Alternatif de Sudbury with la Galerie du Nouvel- Ontario, and the NY Art Book Fair). At present, Cherniack is completing her MFA, and teaching performance art and project-based courses in the undergraduate program at Concordia University, Montreal. Recently, she participated in such projects as PIN UP at Mercer Union, Toronto, and Spark Video, Syracuse, NY. http://jennifercherniack.com

Rui Chaves

Rui Chaves
researches and does creative work in the intersection of site-specific sound art and networked performance (mobile broadcast) exploring listening as a performative and embodied experience that enables to question notions of body, place and narrative. He has presented his work in Canada, Brazil, France, Portugal and Ireland, individually or collaborating with fine artists, performers, composers and theatre directors. Rui has completed his undergrad in media studies and an MA in Sonic Arts with funding from the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian. Currently he is pursuing a PHd at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Rebelo and with funding from Fundacao Ciencia e Tecnologia.

Hethre Contant

Hethre Contant
studies and produces radio. She has a Master's Degree from The New School for Public Engagement's Department of Media Studies and Film. She helped to establish an internet radio station and produces a podcast for n+1 magazine. She has completed a German Fulbright Program and participated in the RIAS journalist exchange program. Her sound art work has appeared at Free103point9, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 319 Scholes, Art In General, Brooklyn Arts Gallery, and Recess Art. She has conducted educational workshops at Eyebeam and Megapolis, and has taught at Pratt and The New School. She is currently seeking Ph.D. programs where she can study the phenomenology of sound.

Victoria Fenner

Victoria Fenner
is a writer, journalist and sound artist living in Hamilton Ontario. She takes a creative approach towards sound making, using her microphone to gather sounds and her computer to organize them in ways that reflect the way she hears the world. With a background in both journalism and art, one of her goals is to create, and help others create, works which portray reality in a creative and evocative way. She has worked in community and public radio in Canada and the United States, and is now an independent producer creating multimedia works for the internet. She has recently returned from Central America where she gathered material for the radio and podcast series The Green Planet Monitor www.greenplanetmonitor.net. Her own website is www.magneticspirits.com

Alexandra Gelis

Alexandra Gelis
is a Colombian-Venezuelan visual artist based in Toronto. Her artistic practice involves photography, video, electronics and digital processes. Her media art works address the use of images in relation to displacement, landscape and politics, all of which are conceived beyond borders or culturally specific subjects. http://www.alexandragelis.com

Magz Hall

Magz Hall
UK Based Radio Artist and lecturer Magz Hall, has exhibited in Europe and across the ether. A founding producer of Resonance FM. Magz is researching a PhD in radio art practice at University of the Arts London and is a member of CRISAP her full biog can be found at www.crisap.org

Galen Joseph-Hunter

Galen Joseph-Hunter
is the Executive Director of free103point9, a New York State-based nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to define and cultivate Transmission Arts. Over the past fifteen years she has organized and curated dozens of exhibitions and events focused on artist's experiments with broadcast media and the airwaves. free103point9.org, transmissionarts.org

Amos Latteier

Amos Latteier
builds machines and give lectures and is now based in Montreal. Past public art works (some using mobile phone technology) include We're Not Going To Take It, Call of the Wild and Pigeon Condo. http://latteier.com/

Christof Migone

Christof Migone
is an artist, curator and writer. His work and research delves into language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, endurance. He co-edited the book and CD Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001). He has released seven solo audio cds on various labels (Avatar, ND, Alien 8, Locust, Oral). He currently lives in Toronto and is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery. http://www.christofmigone.com

Chris Myhr

Chris Myhr
his studio practice deals with what the artist refers to as the 'sound-space-body dynamic', or the ways in which the natural and built spaces we inhabit, together with our acquired and conditioned approaches to listening, shape aural experience and perception. Myhr is currently based in London, Ontario. http://www.chrismyhr.com/

James Partaik

James Partaik
James Partaik’s truly hybrid creative practice embraces a range of non-mainstream contemporary art forms and media audio, video, electronic site specific installations, performance art and installActions. He is a founding member of AVATAR, at Meduse in Quebec City. Professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, he directs the Digital art sector. He has participated in international meetings and exhibitions in North America, South America, Europe, North Africa, the U.K. and Asia and has published notably in the Artextes' anthology Sound in Contemporary Canadian Art.

Kristen Roos

Kristen Roos
Whether Kristen Roos is working with DIY radio-based projects, massive arrays of low frequencies, or sampled and sequenced rhythmic construction, Roos demonstrates that there is more to sound than just audibility. His work appears in the Errant bodies publication Radio Territories, and The New Star Books publication Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. kristenroos.com

Geoffrey Shea

Geoffrey Shea
is a Canadian media artist and researcher whose work highlights the intersections and opportunities between technological systems, belief systems and identity. His productions incorporate interactive programming, site-specific installation, mobile phones, a philosophical twist and a critical voice. Working primarily in video and installation, Shea's artwork has been exhibited widely and was featured at two recent Nuits Blanches in Toronto and the exhibition "Talk to Me" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Shea was a founder, in the 1980s, of InterAccess Electronic Media Art Centre in Toronto and an editor of the video journal, Diderot. He has curated numerous exhibitions and film programs, and is currently the Co-Artistic Director of the Common Pulse Media Art Festival.

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson
is a media artist whose projects investigate spatial and social conditions within the urban environment through sound, performance, and mobile technologies. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA, (San Jose) FINE/LINE (Denmark) the Conflux Festival, (New York) Thinking Metropolis, (Copenhagen) (in) visible Cities, (Winnipeg) Deep Wireless, (Toronto) Beyond/In Western New York, (Buffalo) and most recently at the Norsk Teknisk Museum (Oslo) as part of NIME 2011. Her projects have appeared in publications such as Canadian Art, c Magazine, Acoustic Territories, and numerous art and technology blogs.

Gintas Tirilis

Gintas Tirilis
is a Mississauga based visual artist working in video, installation and sound. He graduated from the University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2008 and studied early childhood education at Nippising University. His sound sculptures and video installations have been exhibited in the Young and Restless at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto) and Lennox Contemporary (Toronto) among others.

Chris Trimmer

Chris Trimmer
is a mental health crisis worker and an independent radio producer. He has extensive training in the field of Music Psychology, including an M.A and PhD work at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). His graduate work focused on the overlap between music and language. He is presently working on developing an on-line audio project, Cognitive Dissonance, which will document our extraordinary relationship with music. He was formerly the Spoken Word Programming Manager at CFRC-FM and his radio pieces have been featured on the Third Coast International Audio Festival website, WBEZ’s Front & Center series, and NAISA’s Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art.

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