Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

Open Engagement conference 2012


“Who am I Where?”


“It turns out there is room for everyone.”


The walking studio or walking environment  explored as aesthetic practice to investigate movements, bodies and space.

The Public: public space, public readers, public body, public action…on-going space for discourse, mutual knowledge, shape shifting gestures, co-created meanings, form and flux and shared memory” -Paul Ramirez Jonas


“I didn’t even know it was art”

“Oh it’s just art”

“But I don’t care if its art.”

“Escapology. Escape from objecthood, authorship, spectatorship; escape from Art’s purposeless purpose, autonomy and disinterested spectator. Consider real time, full scale, user-ship, use-value, collective works“. Stephan Wright

“Art isn’t always representational. In performance studies, behaviour and conduct,  and staging a reality has hasn’t happened yet but I hope will happen, will force more thinking….a transitory state. Performance is useful, it does for others, …something is generated to last longer than the piece itself” -Tania Brugerua


Trimpin sound sculpture/kinetic art titled CanonX+4:33+100


Reconfigured Pianos, Joy Stick, Graphic Score and Robotics

(ballbearings, internet router, rubber, felt, suction cups, files, electro magnets, o rings, springs, coils)


sound = information

sound: waves, falls, spirals, bounces, travels, vibrates, touches, moves space



sound is a physical, kinetic, visual experience


Vic Sightings Victoria based skate photographers and videographers at the fifty fifty 2516 Douglas St. Victoria BC

Vic Sightings celebrates the local skate culture’s identity and displays the great work that people are making here. The project organizers are interested in showcasing Victoria and how street skating exploits the city landscape and re-shapes the architecture. The work of the artists in the exhibition will give face to the sites, skaters, equipment and techniques used to make their art.

Skateboarders flow through the streets, alleys, parking lots-finding spots-grinding rails, jumping stair sets, executing kickflips, hardflips and other forms of urban shreddery. It is a wood-wheels-turning-systems of movements mixed with a skater’s personal style. Technically, photographer and skater harmonize their skills to achieve the perfect trick/photo combo.

photographer jay zee

photographer matt macleod

photographer luke connor

Vic Sightings co-ordinated by Doug Jarvis and Brenda Petays