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 realised 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 both 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.
Participating artists include:
- Adam Basanta
- Andrew J. Milne
- David Rokeby
- François Quevillion
- Jenn E. Norton
- Jessica Thompson
- Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke
- Myriam Bleau
- Projet Eva
- Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
- Steve Daniels
- Ying Gao
Programming associated with this exhibition:
- March 7: INTERACTION Dialogues: Navigating a landscape of “Data Shadows” with UW Associate Professor Peter Johnson.
- April 3 – May 18: WLU Continuing Education: The History of Gaming. (Registrations Required; six-week course)
- April 11: INTERACTION Dialogue: Doing it in public: Sound, technology and the interactive city with Jessica Thompson.
- May 9: INTERACTION Dialogue: Learning through play in partnership with UWaterloo Game Institute.