Driven by experimentation, Castonguay investigates electronic circuitry as a physical process and phenomenon that leaves a palpable, audible trace. Her approach to sound and DIY electronics is playful, practical and organic: she disassembles and repurpose obsolete, barely audible machines to reveal the resonance, glitches and random sounds unexpectedly hidden within. Her work has been presented in Montreal and abroad, such as Perte de Signal, STEIM, Tsonami Arte Sonoro, and most recently at Festival Internacional de la Imagen and Athens Digital Arts Festival. She has performed in various festivals such as Sight & Sound, Ibrida Pluri II, Instruments Make Play, Code d’Accès, Mutek, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lux Magna and Suoni Per il Popolo. She is a member at Perte de Signal.
STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2020
Supported by the Petman Foundation
TBA for November
Britany Gunderson received a BFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her practice is often interdisciplinary, creating film and video work that uses material forms such as hand-cut paper, textile fabrics, and celluloid. Exploring ideas of personal non-fiction, her work expands the idea of what a moving image can be. She has screened at venues internationally and received an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Making Content Findable
An introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
This free workshop will share key information on how to make artist and art organization content findable online. The workshop is geared to content creators and arts administrators. It will include a non technical overview of keyword research and planning, how to make your website more findable and where social media fits in. It will also touch on the role of images, video and voice. There will be a particular focus on reaching new artists and audiences with disabilities. The workshop will include tips to support the inclusion of people with different disabilities by integrating proven accessibility best practices into SEO. There will be an ASL interpretor in the session. Finally this presentation will include a look at the future. What impact will technologies such as artificial intelligence, data lakes and Internet of Things have? How can we as artists and art organizations prepare ourselves? Presenting the workshop will be digital content creator and documentary filmmaker Althea Manasan, accessibility consultant Sage Lovell of Deaf Spectrum and digital strategist and animator Barb Taylor.
This research and workshop has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
There will be disability accommodations for this workshop.
RSVP REF: Workshop SEO to email@example.com
(you will receive a Link for the meeting)
Instructor: Barb Taylor
Barb Taylor has expertise in mobile application, audio and animation worlds. She has just wrapped researching and writing a digital strategy for the City of Calgary property calgary.ca which includes an investigation into the impact of Internet of Things (IoT), artifical intelligence and voice. Previously Barb was mobile application product owner for Canadian Tire, CBC and Corus Entertainment. Barb has audio expertise through her previous positions as Digital Manager for both CBC Radio and Corus Entertainment Radio. She is the recipient of the Corus Innovation Award for the creation of a tween online radio station and a Webby Honoree for her work on the CBC Massey Lectures’ website based on Lawrence Hill’s book Blood the Stuff of Life.
Barb is an award winning animation artist. She’s most recently completed a cell animated short Bobbi and Sheelagh with support from Canada Council which recently screened at Tricky Women Animation Festival in Vienna, Fairytales in Calgary among others. Previous animation includes Tomboy, recipient of the CBC Canadian Reflection Award and Audience Award Reeling Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Chicago among others. Barb currently has an animated feature film Queen Maeve in development and is just completing a short based on the memoir How to Get a Girl Pregnant in collaboration with artist Karleen Pendleton Jiménez.
Instructor: Althea Manasan
Althea Manasan is a digital producer for CBC Radio, where she creates online content -- including articles, videos and multimedia features -- and manages digital projects for national radio shows. Previously, she managed CBC Radio's social media accounts and was the social strategist for the How to Get a Girl Pregnant webseries development.
Althea also directs and produces documentary and narrative shorts. Her film Clown Killer screened at the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Her previous projects include: Footprints, which won the Emerging Filmmakers Award at 2012 Toronto Urban Film Festival; The Missing, which was featured in the National Screen Institute's 2013 Online Short FilmFestival; and Sully's, which screened at the 2016 Canadian Sport Film Festival and was broadcast by Bell Local.
Instructor: Sage Lovell
Sage Lovell is an artist, educator, and writer. They attended Gallaudet University where their experiences made them realize that Deaf Accessibility was twenty years behind in Canada. They returned to their roots and focused on advocacy which led them into creating art as political statements. Since then, they’ve been working closely with various communities, developing meaningful work that continues to evolve; incorporating media, language, theatre, and accessibility into art. These multitudes of experiences led Sage to establish Deaf Spectrum, where the focus is on promoting the accessible usage of American Sign Language (ASL).
This is a workshop brought to you by Alucine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival
Film Workshop: Fascinations on Film
Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pix Film Gallery Price: $60.00
Note: This workshop is open to emerging and mid-career artists who already have experience in film and media arts. To apply for this workshop, please submit a one-paragraph statement of interest, as well as a brief bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop has a capacity of eight, so we cannot guarantee that you will be selected to participate. Please ensure that you are available to attend both days of the workshop before applying.
Films made at the workshop will be screened on Friday, October 30th, 4:00 PM at the Pix Film Gallery.
A two-day experimental workshop on 16mm film without a camera. We will create a series of short loops to make a collaborative performance with multiple projections and live sound as a result of the workshop.
We will approach creation issues from a free and authorial perspective. With a selection of experimental works and samples, we will begin two days of experimentation with film material and one day for the development of presentation and performance with the visual and sound materials created. We will use 16mm, Super 8m and 35mm film slides, as well as plants, markers, filters, stamps, and paper to create, copy, and modify images on the 16mm film.
The workshop is an opportunity for an introduction to free and elementary forms of film abstraction. It will take place in Pix Film Studio, where a short introduction to more complex techniques with Optical printer, rotoscoping, and filming with Oxberry will be given as a compliment.
The workshop is open to artists, including sound artists and musicians interested in experimenting on film within a collaborative experience.
Madi Piller is a filmmaker, animator, programmer, and independent curator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her abstract, nonrepresentational and poetic images are drawn from film explorations in Super 8, 16mm and 35mm, as well as photography and video. The resulting imagery is strongly influenced by diverse animation techniques and styles.
Madi’s films have been screened at film festivals, alternative spaces, and contemporary art venues nationally and internationally including TIFF Wavelengths, the Festival du Cinema Jeune, Paris, France, Bienal de La Imagen Movimiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Melbourne Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She is a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship.
Alexandra Gelis is a Colombian-Venezuelan media artist based in Toronto with a background in visual arts. She is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York University, she also holds an MFA degree from the same university, Toronto, Canada. Her work predominantly involves photography, video, electronic and digital processes. Gelis’ work addresses the use of image in relation to displacement, landscape and politics beyond borders or culturally specific subjects. In her latest works she has expanded her practice using electronics and programming for interactivity.