Curated by: Camille Turner
Co-presented by: Pixel Gallery and Year Zero One
for the Subtle Technologies Festival
Venue: Pixel Gallery
156 Augusta Avenue (at Wales Avenue)
Dates: May 29 - June 15
Opening Reception: May 31
Living Light is an exhibition of sensuously
engaging electroluminescent and bioluminescent installations.
Biological and technological beings of light are used as live
sculptural elements and the gallery is transformed into a meditative
space. A world of responsive light entities, both mechanical
and organic invite contemplation. Nature is mediated, simplified
and output through Pixy, a monochromatic volumetric video display.
Each pixel of the captured image corresponds to an electroluminescent
square. Pixy reduces images to their atomic elements allowing
us to perceive their inner life. Cascade and Circling from Diane
Willow’s Living Light is an exhibition of sensuously engaging
electroluminescent and bioluminescent installations. Biological
and technological beings of light are used as live sculptural
elements and the gallery is transformed into a meditative space.
Camille Turner is
a Toronto based media/performance artist and curator whose intercultural
engagements create meaningful exchanges. A founding member of
the digital media collective, Year Zero One and curator of exhibitions
for the Subtle Technologies Festival, Camille has presented
her work nationally and internationally at numerous conferences,
exhibitions and festivals.
Year Zero One is a media
arts collective committed to the production, development and
distribution of electronic media art through net based projects
and site-specific public art exhibitions.
Pixel Gallery was
founded to give Canadian artists experimenting with digital
art a platform for presenting their work both to the public
and to other artists.
is an annual festival in where artists and scientists come together
to discuss, demonstrate and exhibit their work.
Light Sensitive by Diane Willow
Cascade and Circling, from Diane Willow’s
Light Sensitive series, is an exhibition of sensuous, bioluminescent
installations. Biological beings of light are activated as live
sculptural elements. Mediated by responsive touch and subtle
sensing technology the glow of this living light transforms
the gallery into a meditative space.
Willow is a multi-modal artist. Working at the intersection
of art, science and technology, she experiments with hybrid
media to explore the dynamics of nature, technology and community.
Her public installations, interactive environments and evocative
objects involve media as eclectic as bioluminescent organisms,
embedded computers, found sound and time-lapsed video. She invites
people to engage in multi-sensory explorations as participants
and choreographers rather than as viewers. She is interested
in exploring the subtle ways that we express empathy with one
another, with other life forms and in relation to responsive
objects, immersive environments and interactive media.
Pixy by Experientiae Electricae
Pixy challenges the definition of video by transforming each
pixel into an object and video into a volume, The resulting
low resolution image becomes an immersive experience. Pixy came
out of the need to overcome limitations in already existing
video displays. It displays a low resolution image one can manipulate
and physically distort. Each pixel of the image is an autonomous
physical element made from electroluminescent sheets that can
be moved, placed on a volume and can become an object.
Electricae is an open collaboration between artists designers
and engineers, who unite to develop an independent research
lab along 2 axes: co-creation, and powerful minimalist technology
design, ie: experimenting with electricity.