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Longing and Forgetting

Matthew Gingold, Thecla Schiphorst, Philippe Pasquier, Longing and Forgetting (2014), generative video installation. Courtesy of the artists.

Matthew Gingold, Thecla Schiphorst, Philippe Pasquier
January 24 to May 11, 2014

Video characters inhabited the west wall of Chuck Bailey, climbing the wall, sitting on window ledges, and looking out towards the passing SkyTrain in Matthew Gingold, Thecla Schiphorst, and Philippe Pasquier's new artwork.

The artwork ran as a generative video from January 24 to May 11, and the interactive artwork, where mobile devices control the characters’ movement, was demonstrated on April 24.

Interactive Event

A free interactive event was held on April  2014 at at UrbanScreen. The public joined Longing and Forgetting artists with project partners as they demonstrated the generative and interactive artwork in three phases and encouraged people to use mobile devices to interact with the artwork themselves, activating the characters to climb, leap, and maneuver on the wall.

Philippe Pasquier additionally premiered the generative sound piece developed to accompany this artwork.

Longing and Forgetting invitation poster

This artwork is a collaboration between Matthew Gingold, Thecla Schiphorst, and Philippe Pasquier. Directed by Matthew Gingold. Produced by Thecla Schiphorst in collaboration with Philippe Pasquier. Choreography by Thecla Schiphorst. Associate Producer: Kristin Carlson. Set Design by Greg Snider. Lighting Design by Ben Rogalsky. Performed by Shannon Cuykendall, Matt Duncan, Sarah Fdili Alaouim, Meghan Goodman, Marcus Marshall, Joshua Ongcol, Priya Rajaratnam, Bladimir Santos Laffita, Nathalie Sanz, Cara Siu, Yawen Wang, and Martin Wong. Video Shoot sponsored by Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and Goldcorp Woodwards.

Longing and Forgetting is an outcome of research that explores how movement can be used more expressively and intelligently within interactive technologies.

The artists gratefully acknowledge the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Moving Stories and Mobile Presence), CANARIE (m+m: movement + meaning middleware), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.