CHANNEL SURF is an open platform for arts-based research and philosophic inquiry curated by the Department of Biological Flow that will canoe 200km up the Rideau Canal in Canada over 12 days during June 2015. Each day, we will think, move and co-create in a thematic embodiment of the canal as information channel, and the paddlers as collective data packets exploring signal, noise, threshold + water, land, littoral. It is one 5 projects worldwide to be chosen for the current cohort of Project Anywhere.
Registration is now open, first-come, first-served. Participants are invited to join on a 12-day, 6-day, 4-day or 3-day basis.
Untitled Work from Always Somewhere Else
wood, latex paint, varathane
48” x 48”
Final chosen works for Project Anywhere are in and posted for the 2014-15 season. Department of Biological Flow's Channel Surf is one of 5 projects worldwide selected for this program of arts-based research inquiry.
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Channel Surf is an open platform for arts-based research that will unfold during a 200km journey paddling from Kingston to Ottawa along Canada’s Rideau Canal. With approximately 30 participants at any one time (the majority completing the entire trip and a smaller subset dynamically interchanging along the journey), it is envisaged that daily activities of co-creation and mutual learning will emerge. Accordingly, the canal will metaphorically assume the role of information channel, and the paddlers that of data packets invested with inventive agency in transit.
performance, drawing installation
performed during reLIVE at VIVO Media Arts Centre as part of the LIVE 2011 Biennial of Performance Art on September 25, 2011
Moiré #6 & #7 (diptych)
UV laminated chromogenic prints
60” x 97 11/16”
Fujiflex print mounted on aluminum
23” x 38”
Torsion (Variation no. 3)
"Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view" (NatGeo).