FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar

September 8, 2017 – October 23, 2017
Opening Night: Friday, September 8th (artists in attendance 7-9pm)

Factory Media Centre is pleased to present its fall programming. FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar is an interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition created by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira, and Arthur Yeung in their artist residency at Factory Media Centre throughout the summer.

FRACTALIZE is a fractal/forensic media arts project by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira and Arthur Yeung. I’ve Loved You From Afar is the first installment of the FRACTALIZE series and is a collaborative exploration of the ecstasies of distance and the glitches of desire. This multimedia exhibit is an installation that includes some parts of the story, though not all, including a VR experience and web app.

Super Crawl Hours:
Friday September 8 from 6pm – 11pm
Saturday September 9 from 12pm – 11pm
Sunday September 10 from 12pm – 6pm

Auxiliary Programming:
*programs are free, all are welcome.

Open Studios – Visit the artists-in-residence to learn about their work and creative process.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 11am – 1pm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 11am – 1pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 11am – 1pm

Youth Crawl – Guided exhibition tours for students in local high schools, in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 11am – 2pm

Drop-in Demonstrations – Join the artists throughout the Super Crawl to learn more about the exhibition.
Exact times TBA

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

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

Closing Reception – Join us for a panel discussion and an Alternate Reality Walk by the artists, and experience the exhibition in its final week.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Panel discussion at AGH Design Annex (118 James Street North) – doors at 6pm; talk at 6:30pm.
Alternate Reality Walk from the AGH Design Annex to Factory Media Centre – 7:30pm.
Closing reception and guided exhibition tour at Factory Media Centre (228 James Street North) – 8pm – 10pm.
This event is held in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s BMO World Film Festival.

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. Tony 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 (which include playing 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), Arthur 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 is located at 228 James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible. Our regular gallery hours are: Monday 11am – 4pm; Wednesdays 11 am – 4pm; Fridays 1pm – 6pm.