Vector Festival, Toronto: Born Digital: July 12-16 2018
ART ON THE SCREENS | SCREENING @CELEBRATION SQUARE MISSISSAUGA | JULY 16TH 2018 | 8PM – 10PM | FREE
David Blandy is an artist who works with the moving image in the digital world, from YouTube tutorials, music videos, television series, anime and the narrative sections of computer games; highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are. Blandy has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Tate Modern, London, UK; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; The Baltic, Gateshead; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; Random Acts on Channel Four; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China. He co-wrote the graphic novel Out of Nothing, published by Nobrow Press. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.
Originally from Vancouver Island, Clive Holden is a Toronto based artist. His work focuses on the 21st century moving image as visual art. Exhibitions and screenings include: transmediale; Art Gallery of Mississauga; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Anthology Film Archives; London Film Festival; Danish Film Institute; European Media Art Festival; and Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México.
Susanna Flock lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She has completed diplomas at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. Flock has won several prizes including the Henkel Art Award (2010), the Ö1 Talent Scholarship for Visual Arts (2011), The Crossing Europe Innovative Award (2017). She has completed artist residencies in Croatia, Norway, Poland and Germany. Her works have recently been shown in solo exhibitions at EKA Galerii Tallinn, Neue Galerie Graz, and HDLU Zagreb.
Nadine Lessio is a designer and technologist based out of Toronto, Canada. She has a background in visual design, programming, and an interest in how technology makes its home in the world. Nadine holds an MDes from OCADU’s Digital Futures program where she spent her time investigating the Internet of Things through personal assistants. By mixing development, humour, and criticism, Nadine’s work considers the interplay between technology and life, sometimes with amusing or unexpected results.
See the full Vector Festival 2018 program at vectorfestival.org. Individual event tickets and festival passes are available.