IF'09: Stereo closing party + IF'11 theme launch

Saturday, Nov 21, 10pm-1am
Venue: Mocap, IDS

Join us for a celebration of IF'09: Stereo with a launch of the thematic for the upcoming IF'11! There will be DJ/VJ performances.

   Exhibitions Re/Sense #2 now in STEREO! TheWall Stereoscope Edia
   Screenings Chorus of Lungs CHAOS
   Performances Acoustic Illusions t2:Echo AV4D Etudes Denial Clinic
   Special events book launch closing party

Animal Lover + Simon Overstall

Rockstar [remix]
2009, DJ/VJ Performance

A live performance by Animal Lover and Simon Overstall who are advancing their performance collaborations to include here sounds and images of dogs. It has been said that the canine sense of smell is hundreds of times more sensitive to that of human beings. It can be argued that this uniquely detailed perceptual experience points to an empirical intelligence that humans can only imagine. Some canine experts speculate that the pleasure the dog experiences from traveling in a car with his head out the window is like a psychedelic experience - fantastic rush of the senses. In Rockstar [remix], the dog Tom is portrayed in close-up as he travels in this way. The live audio mix is constructed from studio recordings of Tom's voice and from car engine recordings. The audio performance references rhythm and harmonic modes associated with rock music and car travel.


Julie Andreyev (aka Animal Lover) is an artist whose practice explores: the social and spatial character of the city using mobility and performance; and animal consciousness through interactive installation and video. Her work has been shown across Canada, in the US, Europe and Japan at venues such as: Viper Festival Basel; SIGGRAPH; ISEA; Media Arts Festival, Tokyo; Elektra Festival, Montreal. Andreyev's work is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, Foreign Affairs Canada, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is Associate Professor in Digital and Interactive Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada. Andreyev is Artistic Director of Interactive Futures 09: Stereo.


Jackson 2bears

Iron Tomahawks
DJ/VJ Performance

"The Iron Tomahawks is a performance that explores Native Stereotypes in popular culture; reflecting on issues of contemporary indigenous identity in a media saturated world that has a history of distributing discriminatory and racist misrepresentations of First Nations people.

Consisting of the live manipulation of video and audio using digital-encoded vinyl in conjunction with specialized software developed by the artist, the Iron Tomahawks performance uses the form of the remix and the mash-up as tools for cultural critique. On stage samples are taken from film, television, the news and advertising and are cut-up, looped, and scratched to the rhythmic patterns of hips-hop breaks and drum n' bass sequences.


Jackson 2bears is a Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist based in Victoria, BC. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including EM-Media, Calgary; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Interaccess, Toronto; SAW Gallery, Ottawa; the North American Indigenous Games, Cowichan; The New Gallery, Calgary; and internationally in festivals and group exhibitions such as Digital Art Weeks, Zurich, Switzerland. 2bears is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria.

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