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Installations presented on 2019


Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New And Old
January 3 – March 31, 2019, Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE

NAISA wants to hear your voice – the voice of your children and the voice of your parents and grandparents. All of these voices will be matched in this interactive exhibit with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North.
anyWare
By Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel
January 17 to April 1, 2019, Open 8 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

anyWare is a distributed media sculpture comprised of two identical objects and a third virtual online portal that are individually connected to the Internet and physically mirror each other.

The anyWare sculptures are art objects that telematically connect different locations in the world and enable distal physical communication. The objects simultaneously respond to people who interact directly with them, as well as allow them to interact with each other through the sculptures.

Structuring these interactions are a number of games and puzzles for people to play/solve, either individually or collaboratively. The objects transform in the experience of exploration (either with one person or potentially with many people) and in so doing reveal different levels of interactivity and aesthetic experience.

The creation and production of anyWare would not be possible without the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Jane Tingley is an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (CA). She is interested in how interactivity combined with art objects and installation can be used to explore contemporary experience. She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture and the first prize in the iNTERFACES – Interactive Art Competition in Porto (PT). She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the Americas, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment) at OCAD University (Toronto, CA) and Co-Director of OCAD’s game:play Lab. Her work has been published in journals such as Eludamos, Loading and Games & Culture, as well as edited collections, art catalogs and magazines. She is currently on the board of directors of the Hand Eye Society, North America’s oldest videogame arts non-profit based in Toronto. Cindy also organizes non-traditional exhibitions as an independent curator, including Joue le jeu/Play Along (FR), and XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design and “New Arcade” events as a member of the kokoromi experimental videogame collective.
Marius Kintel is a professional software engineer who currently works at Thalmic Labs in Kitchener, Ontario. As an artist Marius works with non-traditional materials and repurposes things and technology in unusual ways. His personal projects include multiple creations in the computer art subculture known as the demoscene, building a company in Norway that developed Open Source 3D graphics software, developing self replicating machines in the REPRAP project, as well as he is the primary developer of openSCAD - a 3D modeling program designed for 3D printing.
NAISARadio Cafe
January 3 – March 31, 2019, Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

Journey in your mind to a place ‘off the beaten track’ and explore an eclectic range of radio and sound art from around the world while sitting at one of NAISA’s Café tables. NAISARadio Café is a curated listening experience delivered through radio receivers on café tables. The broadcast will consist of works made by artists from Asia, Europe, the middle East, and across Canada who have responded to NAISA's 2019 programming theme of Off the Beat(en) Track. The collection will also be available online on NAISA's 24/7 radio art stream NAISA Radio and on NAISA's Soundcloud album collection called Deep Wireless 14.
Immobile Device
By Josh Gumiela
February 16 to 18, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
pay by donation

Our mobile devices track our movements, allowing corporations to predict our behavior. The work Immobile Device provides reason to put our phones down and allow our senses to meander down a different path, leading us away from the conventions of high technology and towards new conceptions of connectedness. After exploring Immobile Device during Family Day weekend, Josh Gumiela will lead you on an Electromagnetic Sound Hunt to uncover electromagnetic sounds that exist in many other common electronic devices.
Josh Gumiela is a sound artist currently teaching Digital Media Arts at Hamline University. His work explores themes of time and displacement through generative sound, performance, installation, and kinetic sculpture. Gumiela has performed at venues including Nashville’s Centennial Black Box Theatre and his sound design work has screened at venues including Ethnografilm, Paris. His recent exhibitions include the IDMAA IDEAS exhibition and Currents New Media Festival.