Digitalis: Ethno-Techno exhibition

“Happy new month!” as my youngest child used to say when little. This new month of October is a busy one for me with both family stuff and art happenings.

One event that I’m excited about is participating in Ethno Techno: An Exhibition of Digital Print, to be held October 14 – 28, 2004 in Vancouver, Canada, in collaboration with the New Forms Festival ’04: Technography.

Organized by the Digitalis Digital Art Society, the 12 selected artists include Michael Alstad, Canada; Bill Byrne, USA; Michael Cardinal, USA; Ian M Clothier, New Zealand; Melanie Daniel, Israel; Jaleen Grove, Canada; Maru Ituarte, Mexico; James K-M, Canada; Wynne Palmer, Canada; Marja-Leena Rathje, Canada; Claudio Sotolongo Menandez, Cuba; Alexander Sutulov, Chile.

Our theme Ethno Techno refers to the convergence of ethnology and technology, or the expression of ethnicity or ethnicities in the form of digital print. The artists selected for this exhibition play in their own ethnicity or in the ethnicity of other cultures where subject matter can be related to racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background. The images in the exhibition will have been manipulated in some way by the computer.

Digitalis: Ethno Techno will be shown in the basement gallery of the Electra Building, 970 Burrard Street (at Nelson), and is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. The Festival Opening Night Gala will take place October 14, 6 to 8 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, corner of Pacific Blvd and Davie Street. You can also view the artworks in this exhibition as well as a First Nations show in the same venue, by clicking on each name.

This is only one of many exhibitions and events centered around the New Forms Festival 2004, an annual festival forum highlighting emerging forms at the junction of art, culture and technology. I posted about this about a month ago, but wanted to bring your attention to it again closer to the date, and because the site has been updated with new links and information about the various events and their locations around the city (as has that older post).

October 1, 2004 in Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking, Recent Exhibitions by Marja-Leena