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FRACTALIZE 1, 2017. Video Still. Image courtesy of Tony Vieira.

FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar
Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira and Arthur Yeung

On view until October 23, 2017

FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar is a multimedia exhibition created by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira, and Arthur Yeung in their artist-residency at Factory Media Centre throughout the summer. I’ve Loved You From Afar is the first installment of the FRACTALIZE series – the artists' ongoing collaborative fractal/forensic media arts project – and an exploration of the ecstasies of distance and the glitches of desire. The interdisciplinary exhibition is comprised of video installations that incorporate some parts of the story, though not all, including a VR experience and web app.

Auxiliary Programming:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 7pm – 9pm
Twitter Salon / Cyborg Soirée – An experimental workshop in virtual embodiment for a cyborg culture.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 12pm – 1pm (Q&A to follow)
Lunch and Learn – Artists will expand on their process, techniques and methodologies in a relaxed, interactive workshop.

Friday, October 13, 2017, from 7pm – 10pm
October Art Crawl – Interact with FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar before you go back to strolling about James Street North on the first Art Crawl of the fall season.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 6pm – 10pm
Closing Reception – Join us for a panel discussion (moderated by Ralph Benmurgui) at the AGH Annex followed by an Alternate Reality Walk with the artists. Experience the exhibition in its final week with wine, cheese, and a guided tour.
6:30pm: Panel discussion (AGH Annex,118 James St. N.)
7:30pm: Alternate Reality Walk (AGH Annex,118 James St. N.)
8pm – 10pm: Closing reception and exhibition tour (Factory Media Centre, 228 James St. N.)
The closing reception events are held in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s BMO World Film Festival.

All events and workshops are free and appropriate for all ages. Visit the Facebook event to keep up-to-date on all the upcoming auxiliary programs as part of FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar.

About the Artists:

Lesley Loksi Chan's multidisciplinary works have been exhibited internationally and often explore the ambiguous ways in which the personal connects to wider cultural meanings through everyday objects and technologies. Her eclectic practice is a constellation of inquiries that look into the changing concepts and experiences of hybridity. Chan has led several community-based educational projects, typically with a soft focus on the hand-made and the analogue. Her work as an artist and educator has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Tony Vieira is a musician, composer, and media artist who creates immersive visual and sonic landscapes for mobile and locative media. He has composed original music scores for television, film, and interactive media, and has created augmented reality, alternate reality, and virtual reality projects that have exhibited internationally. Vieira holds an MA in Music Composition from York University where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethnomusicology with a focus on Digital Studies. He is a senior researcher with the York University Augmented Reality Lab and a Music Program tutorial instructor.

Arthur Yeung attempts to redefine the presentation of contemporary electronic music in the live environment. Exalting that genre’s broad range of textures & techniques (including acoustic sounds, live sampling, and other assorted real-time manipulation) is the sonic basis of his work, which touches on pop music’s sensibility (melody & beat) and firmly expunges the notion of electronic musicians who huddle on-stage as mere distant operators of their machines. Originally hailing from Hong Kong, he completed his BFA in electroacoustics at Concordia University (Montreal) and economics at Queen’s University (Ontario), Yeung has performed internationally with his solo electronic music endeavours and collaborations as Falling Line, been an integral member to Toronto-based indie bands and co-founded the multi-disciplinary (i.e. visual media, movement, music) performance groups The Looking Sea Collective and Automates.

Factory Media Centre is Hamilton's artist-run resource centre for film, video, new media, installation, and sound art. The Factory advances the discourse of contemporary media arts locally and nationally through exhibitions, screenings, workshops, educational and community-based programs, as well as access to multimedia equipment, editing software, and studio space.

Regular Operating Hours: Mondays 11-4; Wednesdays 11-4; Fridays 1-6
Accessibility: The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

228 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2L3
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