REFRAME: an outdoor projection exhibition
REFRAME is a temporary, localized large-scale outdoor exhibition that brings video art out of the gallery and into the public realm, reframing questions of history and the future; of land and place; video frame and architectural frame; perspective; and cultural access.
REFRAME takes place from March 23 to 27, 2022 as a part of the IN/ON/OUTINTERARTS FESTIVAL and will illuminate several building facades in the Exchange District with video projection pieces, encouraging visitors to explore the area and experience video art in a casual public realm. Depending on the locations, some of the work will use projection mapping while other artists have chosen a solid wall to project on; either way the projections will work together to create an immersive and exciting experience in the Exchange District. As most of the artists have never projected on buildings before, we have offered them projection mapping workshops as part of our community development and skills building approach. Each artist has been provided access to an instructor, equipment and software in order to realize their work.
Outdoor projection exhibition, various locations in the Exchange District, sundown to 10:30pm. Featuring:
– Casey Koyczan @caseykoyczanart
– Human Nature Collective @humanaturecollective
– Illestpreacha @illestpreacha
– jaymez @if_it_moves
– Lindsey Rewuski @ghosthousestudio
– Taylor McArthur @tmcarthurart
– Fort Richmond Collegiate Grade 11 and 12 Visual Art Classes – “Projections of Resilience”
Live A/V performance:
March 25th at 9PM in the Artspace drayway, join us for two special A/V performances by:
– Lindsey Rewuski and Chad Munson
Keep scrolling for more details.
Parking lot between 52 and 62 Albert Street MAP
This digital work represents the next generation of elders in spirit form within the woods as they safely assist those who have passed into the afterlife.
To create with unrestricted freedom. To make the unrealistic a reality. To imagine environments unbound by the laws of physics. To see our people and stories in the future.
Casey Koyczan is a Tlicho Dene interdisciplinary artist from Yellowknife, NT, that uses various mediums to communicate how culture and technology can grow together in order for us to develop a better understanding of who we are, where we come from, and what we will be in the future. He creates with whatever tools necessary to bring an idea to fruition, and works mostly in sculpture, installation, 3D modeling, VR/360, experimentation, filmmaking, and audio works such as music, soundscapes and film scores.
He is an international artist that has participated in many residencies, exhibits, festivals and collaborations in parts of the world such as Finland, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, The Netherlands, and the UK. He is also a musician, producer, filmmaker, actor/narrator, and advocate for future generations of artists and musicians.
He has a Multimedia Production diploma from Lethbridge College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.
HUMAN NATURE COLLECTIVE
Lane between Princess and King Street, approximate address is 55 Princess Street MAP
Human Nature Collective pays tribute to (in)famous grass roots musicians, like that of Ernest Monias and Billy Joe Green, individuals that have been living and playing around Winnipeg and performing in the exchange district over many years. We honour their humble approach to country and rock music genres, and the Human Nature Collective will channel their incredible spirit and joie de vivre! We want to celebrate their lived experiences, which have originated on reserve to living in the urban setting of the city, a complexity of Indigenous life. The imagery that is projected is non-apologetically bold, we celebrate the underdog of the city, the mad dog, we are creating a new kind of punk attitude!
The Human Nature Collective is a multi-disciplinary arts group comprised of Theo Pelmus, Kris Snowbird, Robert Snowbird, and Daina Warren, all of whom come from vastly different experiences and realities but share hyper similarities in the exploration of issues through creative self-expression. Unbound by medium, the collective of the Human Nature strives to interconnect ideas and issues to make statements of cultural fluidity. The collective of artists brings a wealth of practices ranging from visual to media arts, curation to installers, critical writing to arts administration. All have worked with each other for several years but have formalized into an artist collective in 2017. Our artistic process is adaptable to situational experiences and projects which leaves us open to working and collaborating with many other interested, creative individuals.
Human Nature Collective artists:
Theo Pelmus: Tulcea, Romania
Kris Snowbird: Ojibway-Cree, Pine Creek First Nation, MB
Robert Snowbird: Ojibway-Cree, Pine Creek First Nation, MB
Daina Warren: Akamihk Montana Cree Nation, Maskwacis, AB
KOFI ODURO (ILLESTPREACHA)
One Realm, Two Visions & Three Outcomes
Across the street from 100 Adelaide Street at Bannatyne Avenue MAP
Kofi Oduro (illestpreacha) is an Experiential Storyteller who transforms data, words and code into experiences that nurtures discussion, reflection and interaction. With a decade plus of performance, event & audiovisual production, he takes inspiration from endeavours that are not normally correlated to create a harmonic experience for audiences.
Illestpreacha’s artistic practice is an observation of the world around us that he puts into artworks for others to relate to or disagree with. Through
Videography, Poetry and Creative Coding, he tries to highlight the realms of human performance and the human mind in different scenarios. These
situations can be described as social, internal, or even biological, which we face in our everyday lives. Adding music and visuals often helps to perceive one’s own feelings, and to highlight the different subtleties that make us human. With a dose of technology, there is an endless range of progress in human creative endeavours.
“Kong + Bannatyne”
100 King Street at Bannatyne Avenue MAP
With a multi-faceted and distinct style, jaymez has worked in the visual art, dance, theatre and music communities for over a decade. His work has appeared in a number of international festivals, theatrical and dance productions and he has created lighting, video and sound designs for a wide range of companies, choreographers and musicians.
“Kong + Bannatyne” — Exploring Winnipeg history and urban legend through a nostalgic 8-bit video game tribute projected on the front of the building at King and Bannatyne.
Across the street from 286 McDermot Avenue at Princess Street MAP
Lindsey Rewuski is a multi-media artist based in Saskatoon, SK, Treaty 6 Territory. Her work is informed by light art, multi-sensory environments, and 1960s psychedelic light shows. It includes immersive A/V installations and performance that often combine light, photography, painting, audio, sculptural, and video components.
Eschewing computers in favour of an analog and hands-on approach, Rewuski incorporates liquids, glass, organic materials, chemicals, textiles, and other found or created objects that are then projected. The organic movement, composition, and colours of her visuals are both inspired by and contribute to the experience of interacting with sound.
This A/V work is part of Rewuski’s new series of work that explores the artistic potential inherent in “Multi-Sensory Environments (MSE)”. An MSE is a dedicated space that is built to offer people with cognitive impairments the opportunity to control a variety of sensory experiences, and are used in institutions like schools or care homes, with the input of specialists. This project was created based on the theory behind MSE’s, with the intention to calm and reduce agitation and anxiety through the use of gentle light, organic movement, and soothing sounds. Made with support from SK Arts and PAVED Arts.
On Princess Street behind the Massey building (294 William Avenue) MAP
Taylor McArthur (Nakota of Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, Saskatchewan) is a digital artist working with 3D animation, video game design, and video. Her practice is informed by Indigenous Futurisms and seeks to situate her Indigenous culture within both the modern and a potential future vision. Recent exhibitions include Poolside Gallery VideoPool, Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and the Canadian Roots Exchange.
My work aims to create space for a tactile interaction to create connections of moments to share and experience with others. Evoking and taking notice of something we all share; a reminder of the relationship between ourselves and how human interaction changes our feelings. Although there may be ways to create more immersive ways to create profound experiences, the intention is to have the potential to enrich our experience with technology and nature.
IG – @tmcarthurart
TW – @tmcarthur_
FB – Taylor McArthur
GRADE 11 and 12 VISUAL ART CLASSES OF FRC
Projections of Resilience
John & Bonnie Buhler Library at RRC Polytech, 160 Princess Street at William Avenue MAP
Grade 11 and 12 Visual Art Classes at Fort Richmond Collegiate learned about contemporary ways of art making and created their own time-based artworks.
For this inquiry-based video-based visual art project, students in Dawn Knight’s grade 11 and 12 classes at Fort Richmond Collegiate explored moving images in relation to their own and their peers’ resilience.
Students did a deep dive to reflect on resilience beginning with an inquiry question: What does it mean to be resilient?
Working with digital media, (video, sound, animation and projection mapping)these students explored communicating ideas through short videos which reflect their own experiences of resilience, as well as the personal stories of their friends and families.
Come check out the delicate and intense works these young artists accomplished at IN/ON/OUT in the Exchange District, Winnipeg.
Financial Support: Manitoba Arts Council (Artists in the Schools)
Special Thanks: Dawn Knight and her students from Fort Richmond Collegiate @fortrichmondcollegiate
Artists Involved: Heidi Phillips, Jaymez and Leslie Supnet
REFRAME is part of the IN/ON/OUT INTERARTS Festival
This project is supported by the Manitoba Art Council and the Winnipeg Art Council