In 2010 we received Canada Council for the Arts funding to produce “In Conversation TalkMedia series”. Our hope for TalkMedia was to present accomplished Canadian media artists in an interview setting in front a live audience, in order to engage and inspire people to work and live more creatively. The Art Gallery of Hamilton has partnered with The Factory by offering to host TalkMedia series in the Fisher Gallery. The first two talks featured award-winning filmmaker Andy Keen and mad interactive media inventor Dan Zen. Both talks were well attended and documented on DSLR and HD video for future webcast and archive. Upcoming TalkMedia presenters include Jennifer Podemski (actor,producer, director), Joe Woodward (producer), Ian Thomas (singer, songwriter, composer, author, actor), David Bottrill (three-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer) and Midi Onodera (video artist).
In Conversation: Talk Media
Tony Vieira, Board Trustee, developed this enlightening series of seven talks over seven months. Held in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton in their community Gallery and anchored by Denise Dickie, local media personality and Mohawk College professor of Media And Entertainment, Denise always kept us on the edge of our seats as she engaged invited guest media artists in meaningful dialogue about their artistic practice. Select samples of the Artist’s work enhanced the presentation and discussion points for thought provoking interactive artist and audience question and answer sessions.
Talk Media Highlights:
- Andy Keen: Multimedia to Artificial Intelligence – Cyberspace meets Social Change by Dan Zen
- Joe Woodward: Reality Television: Television Reality – Art imitating life or life imitating Art
- Jennifer Podemski: Working Every Side of the Lens – Acting, Producing & Aboriginal Youth Empowerment
- Ian Thomas: Renaissance Man!
- Midi Onodera: Big Screen to iPod Nano – Future story-telling for portable technology
- Tom Wilson: Grassroots to North American Tour – Composition, Collaboration & Longevity