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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Paul Wong

On Main Gallery
Artistic Director
Vancouver
paulwongprojects.com

On Main Gallery presents MIMMiC: Disruption at ISEA2015, a three-day exhibition and artist’s demos that includes the premiere of Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle and three works-in-progress by Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien and Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. These works have been commissioned using MIMMiC.
Sun – Tues Aug 16-18, Room 2345, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multiscreen iPad Canvas) is a software platform that uses 9 synchronized tablets. The software allows media to be displayed on a series of touch-screens with the ability of each module to react individually or as a group. Its main function is to disrupt media intelligently across multiple screens. This software and hardware platform is a collaborative development from On Main Gallery, Paul Wong and Patrick Daggitt assisted by BC Film + Media, BC Arts Council and Kickstarter. We are proud to launch this intuitive and exciting app that has been three years in the making.
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MIMMiC: Disruption August 16-18, 2015
On exhibit will be Paul Wong’s Wave Cycle (2015), images and sounds of crashing water recorded on BC’s wild West Coast. Participants are encouraged to touch the screens using 1 to 4 finger gestures: taps, strokes, and swipes to interact with the artwork. Daily exhibition 2-5pm Wave Cycle.

We have commissioned interdisciplinary artists to further explore, expand and create new works, these works-in-progress will be presented as artist demos.
Sun. Aug.16. 12-1pm. Artist Demo Evann Siebens with Wong/Daggitt.
Mon. Aug. 17. 12-1pm. Artist Demo Sammy Chien with Wong/Daggitt.
Tue. Aug. 18. 10.30-11.30am. Artist Demo Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace with Wong/Daggitt.

Evann Siebens work is a response to gesture, the point of contact between the user and the interface of MIMMiC. The production involves three generations of women’s hands communicating through touch.

Sammy Chien will be directing a new media performance inspired from I Ching, the ancient Chinese divination text known as the Book of Changes. Performers activate the screens, which in turn activates the performers. This is a reflection of the impact of the mediated experience upon contemporary society as well as situating this work within a specific cultural context in an audiovisual and performative format.

Adam Myhill and Christine Wallace are collaborating to produce an interactive sculpture that incorporates touch-screens and the human form. Cinematically composed shots of Wallace, an award-winning female bodybuilder, will test our conceptions of touch, consent, gender, and strength.

Patrick Daggitt is an artist who uses code, projection, and the web to build digital experiences that act as a mode of collaboration between the viewer and the artist. patrick-daggitt.com

Evann Siebens has a background as a dancer, choreographer, documentary filmmaker, experimental visual and media artist. evannsiebens.com

Sammy Chien is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and the Artistic Director of Chimerik Collective who works with new media technology.
chimerik.com

Adam Myhill and Christine Wallace are teaming up to collaborate. Myhill is an award-winning cinematographer, CG supervisor, art director, and animator; Wallace is a professional actor and bodybuilder. adammyhill.com

On Main Gallery is a non-profit organization that produces, commissions and presents new forms of visual and media art. onmaingallery.com