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Coming January 26, 2018.

INTERACTION is an exhibition that explores how Canadian artists and designers are engaging the public through interactivity. The presented works are both material art objects as well as interactive systems that are designed to be realized by an active viewer, one that co-creates, participates, and engages versus passively consuming media. The works in this show invite critical reflection by engaging the body and the mind, with playful and open-ended encounters, sensorially rich experiences, and immersive environments. The selected works use old and new technologies in order to imagine the future, explore the context of our technological present, critically reflect on digital culture, and engage the body on a sensorial and experiential level.

INTERACTION is a multi-modal art exhibition that will take place at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener (ON), and will also extend into the sister cities of Kitchener and Waterloo (ON) at Communitech and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The exhibition and related programming will run through January 26th to May 13th, 2018.

The opening for INTERACTION is January 25th from 5-9 pm.

This exhibition is co-curated by Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault, and the Curatorial Assistant is Zana Kozomora.

INTERACTION is a new media exhibition curated by Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault and co-produced with ELEKTRA in Montreal. 

Meet the Curators

Jane Tingley

Jane Tingley received her MFA at Concordia University in 2006 and uses new media, sculpture, and installation to explore ideas involving identity and contemporary experience. She is one of the founding members of the Modern Nomads and has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Canada, Asia, and Europe – including translife – International Trienniel of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Canadian Embassy and Gallerie Le Deco in Tokyo (JP), Festival Break 2.3 in Ljubljana (SL), Elektra Festival in Montréal (CA) and the Künstlerhause in Vienna (AT). She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture, and has received support from a number of funding agencies, including the Manitoba Arts Council, le Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, and the Canada Arts Council. 

Alain Thibault

Alain Thibault is a composer, sound designer, and electronic music artist. His works has been presented in several contexts, contemporary music and digital arts festivals, in Canada, Europe (Chatelet Theater and Radio- France in Paris, etc.) and Asia (Yamaguchi YCAM Japan, South-Korea, Taïwan, etc.). With media artist Yan Breuleux, he formed the duo PurForm. They are presently touring their new AV performance, abcd_light, in Europe and Asia. With American artist Matthew Biederman, he created the duo RAY_XXXX, whose PULSE performance was presented in Italy, France and Brazil. Thibault is presently artistic director of Elektra, an international digital arts festival, presented every year in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Meet the Artists

Adam Basanta
Work: A Truly Magical Moment

Andrew John Milne
Work: Pinawa: Forgotten Futures

David Rokeby
Work: Minimal Object

François Quevillon
Work: Dérive

Jenn E Norton
Work: Precipice

Jessica Thompson
Work: Swinging Suitcase


Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke
Work: Perspection

Myriam Bleau
Work: Soft Revolvers

Projet EVA
Work: Object of the Internet

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Work:  Bilateral Time Slicer & Level of Confidence

Steve Daniels
Work: Sessile

Ying Gao

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