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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Saturday, August 15 • 7:00pm - Sunday, August 16 •12:00am
DISRUPTION: Opening Reception at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE is a wildly popular event where art, music and performance collide. On August 15, 2015 FUSE will be the site of DISRUPTION, guest curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy in connection with the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015), one of the world’s most prestigious global festivals presenting work at the intersection of art and technology.

DISRUPTION  will be an unforgettable evening that brings together 50 top local and international artists to investigate the contemporary moment through the lens of political, social, environmental, technological and aesthetic disruption. Artists include pioneering hactivist art collective Electronic Disturbance Theatre, Amelia Marzec, Marisa Olson, Antoine Schmitt, Paolo Cirio, and Reva Stone, with a special opening performance by Geronimo Inutiq.  DISRUPTION features a large-scale electronic installation by Patrick Harrop, a robot made of mud by Paula Gaetano Adi and Gustavo Crembil, and an exhibition on Glitch featuring work by gliTchArt pioneers jonCates and Phillip Galanter alongside new works from A. Bill Miller, Julianne Aguilar, and Daniel Temkin.  Also happening at DISRUPTION is an exciting program of music and live visuals curated by the New Forms Festival and works by WALLPAPERS (Nicolas Sassoon, Sara Ludy, and Sylvain Sailly) in Beyond the Trees, Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr, curated by Diana Freundl and Caitlin Jones.

This huge, city-wide party in the centre of Vancouver will begin with a private opening at 7pm for ISEA attendees and be open to the public starting at 8. 

Artworks will be on view through the 18th for FUSE attendees. 

Moderators
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
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Malcolm Levy

Artistic Director, ISEA 2015
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on photography, video and further contemporary image making. | | Recent exhibitions include the Maraya Arts Park (Sharjah), CSA (Vancouver), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver), Transfer Gallery (New York) and WAAP (Vancouver). | | He was the... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Deanne Achong

Deanne Achong

Artist, Lulu Suite
Deanne is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. She will co-present and talk about the app she co-created with fellow artist Faith Moosang: Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts. | | Deanne's practice explores concepts of time, narrative and archives, on the web, in photographs, videos, installations. She is currently showing Pier D - a public art project at the Canada Line downtown in Vancouver, BC, exploring both the specific moment of... Read More →
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Paula Gaetano Adi

Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
Paula Gaetano Adi is an artist, educator, and researcher working in sculpture, performance, interactive installations, and robotic agents. With a particular focus in different performative modes of art making, her work is an attempt to promote bodily inter-species \ inter-cultural live encounters, and explore the effects and ‘affects’ of different discourses in technoscience. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Experimental... Read More →
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Nick Bratton

Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU
I'm a grad student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. I moved to NYC after getting my BS in chemistry from the University of Oregon to pursue art and music (which I had been spending most of my time on). I recently exhibited an interactive sonified garden at the Red Bull Studios in NYC and have been working as a teaching artist (sound, programming) for high school students. I'm deeply interested in noise, technology, and what it... Read More →
avatar for Karla Brunet

Karla Brunet

UFBA
www.karlabru.net | www.ecoarte.info | www.dorkbotssa.org | www.errante.com.br
avatar for Vivian Charlesworth

Vivian Charlesworth

Artist
Through the employment of a rigorous research and writing practice, Charlesworth pull from history, philosophy, science and literature to create immersive environments and interactive objects that assert their own constructed truth. Utilizing sound, lighting, found and constructed objects, she invites the viewer to investigate and physically engage with the artwork to create a full sensory experience that fosters the sensation of stepping into... Read More →
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Jeroen Cluckers

Jeroen Cluckers (BE) is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He explores the audiovisual potential of video and film by researching, deconstructing and transforming the language of both media. He attempts to write audiovisual poetry, often resulting in dreamlike, painterly images that leave traces and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. His work has been displayed in more than 20 countries, in venues such as FILE Festival... Read More →
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Gustavo Crembil

Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gustavo Crembil practice draws from the fields of design, architecture, craft, performance art, communication, and political activism. He holds a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Architect Diploma from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. A Fulbright scholar, he has received several grants and awards, such as Unesco-Aschberg, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Fundación... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Day

Kevin Day

Artist
Kevin Day’s practice explores the materiality and body of immaterial data in the age of flickering signifiers. His work examines issues such as algorithmic culture, digital memories, cyber control, post-human concerns, communicative capitalism, and online subcultures, focusing on the effects the digital interface has on human relations, perception, and cognition, specifically the obligatory mediation through coded language and signals... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Delappe

Joseph Delappe

Professor of Art, University of Nevada, Reno
Cowardly Drones, rubber stamp currency interventions and Kill Box.
avatar for Jon Flax

Jon Flax

Artist, Giza Quasar
Looking forward to the symposium and Vancouver. | Also taking part in the exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. | Actually, I do have a nose.
avatar for Philip Galanter

Philip Galanter

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
As Artist - generative art, physical computing, complexity art, evolutionary art, electronic installations, light sculptures, AI-based performing systems, video art, fine art prints. | | Come see my early ambient video piece at the Disturbance art party at the Vancouver Art Gallery starting at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15th! | | Also come see my artist talk at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18th! | | As Theorist - generative art... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Jolliffe

Daniel Jolliffe

Person, Artist
avatar for Carmin Karasic

Carmin Karasic

artist
I'm interested in issues of data ownership and data privacy. Our personal information is used and abused in ways that are both known and unknown, whether we consent or not. It is important to challenge any notion of universal truths given the potential lack of data integrity. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to education all people in digital literacy skills. Hacktivism is only one of unlimited options for the tech savvy. | | I'm... Read More →
avatar for Pippa Lattey

Pippa Lattey

Artist
Pippa Lattey creates sculptures that move. She works with gesture, movement, and materiality. Electronics and software play a supporting role for simple, honourable materials, like fabric and wood. | | Pippa is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, and a Diploma in Fine Art from Langara College.
avatar for A.C. Marzec

A.C. Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, DUMBO Arts Festival, Flux Factory, New York Hall of Science, Governor's Island, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for A. Bill Miller

A. Bill Miller

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
avatar for Alex Munt

Alex Munt

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
1/2 of 'Kubrick or Korine' | @ISEA 2015 we have '24 Hour Franco'
avatar for Chiara Passa

Chiara Passa

media artist & lecturer
Artist/conceptualizer, professor. Studies: Artistic Lyceum, Fine Arts Academy of Rome where graduated; master in new audio-visual mediums at the Faculty of Modern Literature. Lived around. At the moment I’m living and working in Rome. My artwork combines different media as: internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks and video-sculptures. I develop also... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Rivkin

Jacob Rivkin

Artist, The Hacktory
avatar for Leo Selvaggio

Leo Selvaggio

Independent Artist
As an artist, I investigate the entanglements of identity with technology. I treat identity as data that can be manipulated, hacked, or even corrupted in our increasingly digital and networked society. Within the larger context of surveillance, my work examines how this data is subject to systems of oppression and patriarchal power that exploit and co-opt our personal identities for institutional gain. | | In “URME Surveillance... Read More →
avatar for Christa Sommerer

Christa Sommerer

Professor and Head of Interface Cultures Depatment at Art University in Linz Austria/Guest Professor at Aalborg Universi, Unversity of Art in Linz, Austria and Aalborg University, Denmark
Christa Sommerer is an internationally renowned media artist, researcher and pioneer of interactive art. Currently she is a professor and head of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She is also a Obel Guest professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and at Guest Professor (Chaire International) together with Laurent Mignonneau at Université Paris 8 in Paris, France. Together with Laurent... Read More →
avatar for Winnie Soon

Winnie Soon

PhD Fellow, Aarhus University
Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher born in Hong Kong. Her works examine network culture and computational processes, which take the form of interactive & network media, installation and digital print. Soon’s works and lectures have been presented at galleries, art events, universities and conferences, including ISEA, V&A Museum, Pulse Art and Technology Festival, Microwave International Media Arts Festival FutureEverything Art Exhibition... Read More →
avatar for Reva Stone

Reva Stone

I am interested in creating installations that explore the underlying social, technological and cultural narratives being played out around the constantly changing technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. I am concerned less with technology itself and more about the stories we tell ourselves about technology and the ideologies implicit in these stories. I have worked with video, net.art, interactive installations, responsive... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Temkin

Daniel Temkin

Artist, Daniel Temkin
Hi. I'm here to talk about programming languages as an art medium (esolangs and related code art). I'm interested in practices that misuse code && data, including glitch and algorithmic photography.
avatar for Andres Wanner

Andres Wanner

Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor., FHNW and HSLU universities, Switzerland
Interactive artist&designer, researcher and instructor, currently at FHNW and HSLU Switzerland. Andres is premiering his latest piece "Signature Strokes" - drone painting interventions during the Opening Reception at Vancouver Art Gallery.
avatar for Mo H. Zareei

Mo H. Zareei

PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
Mo H. Zareei is a sound artist and music technology researcher. Using custom-built software and hardware, his experiments with sound covers a wide range from electronic compositions to mechatronic sound-sculptures and installations. Striving to turn the harsh, unwanted, and unnoticeable into the pleasing and accessible, Zareei’s work is particularly targeted at the point where noise meets grid-based structures. He is currently pursuing his... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 7:00pm - Sunday August 16, 2015 12:00am
Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

Attendees (279)