Reception: 7pm Friday October 7
Artists’ Talk: 1pm Saturday October 8 with Morgan Tams, Tina Pearson, Scott Amos and Prof. David Leach
Exhibition: 5-9pm October 11-15
On October 7th at 7 pm, MediaNet launches its INTERCHANGE Digital Art Symposium, with a reception for the exhibition of interactive media arts works by two Vancouver Island artists, Tina Pearson and Morgan Tams.
Interchange will be an opportunity for discussion and reflection on the place of digital technology in contemporary society. The two new interactive and online media artworks by Morgan Tams and Tina Pearson will merge the hands-on with the virtual, and the natural world with the technological.
The artists’ talk on Saturday October 8 at 1 pm will feature a panel discussion with Tams and Pearson, as well as artist Scott Amos, and David Leach, Head of the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria – who has written several papers about on-line technologies – for a discussion forum on the state of digital art today.
Morgan Tams’ work, Window Movie, aims to provide a window into faded memories of British Columbia’s past using interactive elements, and exploring how the online experience can be translated into a site-specific sculptural work within a gallery setting.
While utilizing digital tools, such as the internet and Second Life, Tina Pearson’s work, Absorb, ponders a reality without humans or their technologies – one where dispersed essences of human presence are remembered in the biosphere, but human materials and machines have disappeared.
The exhibition continues from October 11-15 in the evenings, from 5-9 pm.