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Sylvia Grace Borda: This One's for the Farmer
Until December 15
Influenced by western and eastern historical art about agriculture, Sylvia Grace Borda uses new technologies such as Google Street View and digital stereoscopy to portray South of Fraser farm land and the labourers who work this land.
Borda repositions the modern practice of farming in the Surrey and Fraser Valley growing basin in the context of historical art vocabularies, and brings it into the foreground as a contemporary art subject through the use of photography and video.
This One's for the Farmer is a project that contains a number of components developed from her summer residency.
Borda presents these components in the TechLab:
Aura is comprised of 3-D stereo video 2 channel presentation for viewing on iPads with a Holmes stereo-viewer.
Farm Tableau Series are digital photograhic projects created using Google Street View.
View Clover Valley Organic Farm, Surrey, BC
View Medomist Farm Ltd., Surrey, BC
View Finley's Rhododendrons, Surrey, BC
View Zaklan Heritage Farm, Surrey, BC
View Rondriso Farm, Surrey, BC
Farm Work is a 2 channel video projection of multiple views of farmers at work.
Stereoviews - two points of perspective if not three is a presentation of 3-D imagery from the artist's investigation into stereoscopy.
Presented as part of the exhibition Figuring Ground: Sylvia Grace Borda and Jeremy Herndl and in conjunction with Borda's Surrey Urban Screen exhibition Aerial Fields.
Nancy Paterson: Stock Market Skirt
Until December 8
Nancy Paterson’s kinetic installation is one of the first telerobotic sculptures totally interfaced with the Internet.
The Stock Market Skirt’s hemline rises and falls according to stock prices streamed live from the internet. Paterson’s installation thoughtfully and playfully brings together economics, technology, feminism, and art.
How do Surrey’s youth see Surrey? REMIXX.sur.RE engaged a team of youth to envision Surrey through a project involving hundreds of digital photographs and video documenting Surrey’s people and places.
Also incorporating historical images of Surrey from the City’s archives, the resulting exhibition used
- web cameras,
- interactive software,
- original audio tracks,
- as well as still prints
to create a dynamic portrait of Surrey.
Read the REMIXX.sur.RE Brochure PDF .
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