Next meeting Tuesday March 20th 7 pm PROTOSPACE

Rick Silva  is a new media artist whose recent works explore landscape, remix and glitch.

Rick’s art has shown in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including Transmediale (Germany), Futuresonic (U.K.), and Sonar (Spain). His art and research has been supported through grants and commissions from places such as Turbulence, Rhizome, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Rick has performed live multimedia works in London at E:VENT Gallery, Tokyo at The Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, and throughout North America including the Software Cinema Festival in Houston Texas. Media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian UK, Liberation, El Pais, and The CBS Evening News have all recognized his art. Most recently, the author of the book Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves regarded him as “a recognized pioneer in New Media Art.”

He was previously a visiting professor at the University of Georgia-Athens, and is now a professor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Rick was born in Brazil and lives in Calgary, Canada.

Rick will be talking about 2 new projects he has been working on in 2012; Le Région Decentralized (the videogame) and the website/performance.

Aran Wilkinson-Blanc is a Calgary based, multidisciplinary artist.  2011 was his second time with EMMEDIA’s Production Access program, and allowed him the opportunity to combine photography, videography, computer animation and sculpture in an unconventional way.   He works with Linux and only shoots RAW.

Aran will be talking about “Structured light” is a video and sculptural installation exploring how we interact with and are affected by differences in dimensions and presentations; the transference of the three-dimensional world to the two-dimensional one and back again.  How both of these worlds affect, move and respond to people and the role technology can and does play in the process. It represents the reversal of the Image and its collapse into a two-dimensional representation by building that Image up into a physical reality.

 John Brosz may now legally call himself a doctor. He is a recent PhD graduate from the U of C. His research areas are Projection, Non-photorealistic Rendering, Subdivision & Reverse Subdivision, Modeling By-Example. He works in a Jungle.

Many thanks to Protospace for letting us use their space to present this month.

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