InterAccess Winter 2024 Education Programming

InterAccess is pleased to announce our Winter 2024 Education Programming. Workshops will take place in the InterAccess studio (950 Dupont Street, Toronto).

Visit our Workshops page for the most up to date information.

Abstract Turntablism with Maria Chávez
March 13, 2024 | 6-9PM ET | Register here

Join Maria Chávez ahead of her performance at the Music Gallery to learn about using turntables and vinyl records as instruments in this workshop on Abstract Turntablism.

Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Coincidence, chance and failures are themes that unite her books, visual works and installations with her improvised solo turntable performance practice. Chavez’s work is known for taking the detritus of vinyl and repurposing them into sonic sculptures that can be compared to improvised musique concrete pieces, or, conceptually, sonic sculpture sessions. Chavez’s 2012 book on abstract turntablism, Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable, is both an academic resource and a foundational text for a new generation of turntablists.

Making Noise: Digital Audio Programming in SuperCollider
March 14, 2024 | 6-9PM ET | Register here

Experiment and explore the world of SuperCollider audio and music programming in this hands-on exploratory workshop.

Matt Nish-Lapidus’ practice probes the myth that computers should be useful rather than beautiful through examining contemporary technoculture and its histories and impacts. His work results in diverse outputs including publications, recordings, installations, performances, software, and objects.

Build the VGA Loom Video Synthesizer
March 30, 2024 | 1-5PM ET | Register here

Build the VGA Loom, a video synthesizer that produces real time animated glitchy patterns reminiscent of woven textiles.

Phil Baljeu is a Video artist and instrument designer based in Toronto, Ontario. His artistic practice uses obsolete and esoteric technologies, often self-designed and built, to deconstruct portraiture and reconstruct it into new forms.

World Building in ResoniteVR
April 20 & 27, 2024 | 1-4PM ET | Register here

This workshop takes participants by the avatar and catapults them into the social VR platform of Resonite. Led by Venice Biennale Cinema College VR tutors Tosca Terán and Michael Barngrover, participants will collaborate on an environment as a team – like a game jam!

Tosca Terán’s work expands physical installations into immersive experiences working with electronics, sensors, spatial audio, living organisms into VR environments that are audio reactive, multi sensory contemplative to psychedelic science fiction wonders.

Michael Barngrover’s professional photogrammetry and lidar work coupled with his extensive experience running immersive VR festivals and game jams throughout Europe offers industry insights in creative technology user experiences.

Open Studio
Most Wednesdays | 6-9PM ET | Free drop-in

On Wednesday evenings, our studio opens its doors to the public. Come join the InterAccess community for a mix of casual coworking and thematic sessions. Open Studio is always free and open to the general public, no registration required.

You can find details on upcoming Open Studio sessions on our studio website.

InterAccess’s Winter 2024 Education Programming is made possible through the support of EQ Bank.

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Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2

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Accessibility Information
We regret InterAccess does not have barrier-free access; we are currently working to improve the accessibility of all facilities. There are five steps up with handrails to the main entrance which has an automatic (push button) door. Inside all facilities are on the same level, including a single-user accessible washroom.

Image credits: All images courtesy of the artists.