Sunday, April 25, 2010

Loneliness Is I & II

Awesome photographer in my class, Josh Morden filmed this for me. Thank you Josh.

Here is my interactive art project!

I wanted to create a way to escape from reality and into the cartoon world. However, my cartoon world is an ambivalent place. Black rain clouds of rain follows you around.

It is programmed with Processing with a lot of time, pain and tears. I am not sure if I am ever going to venture into the digital interactive world. The installation is up at the Graduate Gallery on 205 Richmond Street West.
Here is the info (but you don't have to come. That's why I embedded videos here):

Pretty Ugly
Graduate Student Gallery
Thursday April 22, 2010 to Saturday May 8, 2010
Gallery Hours 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Friday April 30th, 2010 6pm to 9pm

I'd say it is a pretty bad exhibition. I'm glad we named it 'Pretty Ugly'. Look at the write up for our show:
"First Year Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design present... Pretty Ugly
Pretty Ugly is the critique of aesthetic judgment; the interconnectedness of Art, Media, and Design; the rain on your parade; the definition, limitation, and possibility across disciplines; the abject, the beautiful, the tactile, the patterned, the provocative, the theoretical, the suggestion of something else. Pretty Ugly features new work by MFA, MDes, and MA candidates in the Interdisciplinary Master's of Art, Media, and Design program Teresa Ascencao, Anya Chudnovtseva, Joseph Clement, Barr Gilmore, Hyein Lee , Geneviève Maltais, Josh Morden, Alexei Vella, and Lisa Visser."

I have no idea who wrote this, but I am ashamed of it. I apologize to everyone. Sometimes I think of my Masters program and wonder... Other Master students make the world a better place, save lives by curing cancer and AIDS; raise our standard of life with a new technology; etc. But what do we do? We waste oxygen and space.

Anyways... changing topic... I've been volunteering at TVA (Toronto Vegetarian Association) Resource Centre. They are located at Baldwin and McCaul. We do podcasts, and if you want to hear about me making awkward comments about vegan food, here it is!


blonderland said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I love the cloud. I'll come by and see the show at some point, but probably not during the opening. Hope to see you on Saturday!

Hieng Tang said...

Ohh looks like fun!