Studio Visits

At the moment, I’m holed away in the Canadian Rockies, at the Banff New Media Institute. I’m here as part of the faculty for Almost Perfect, a residency for artists who are creating works that utilize locative media. Here’s the blurb:

The Almost Perfect ‘Call and Response’ residency at the Banff New Media Institute is an annual, concentrated four-week experimental prototyping lab that explores the creation and context of location. Practitioners from all walks of locative and mobile media practice are encouraged to apply to the programme. We are particularly interested in practice that extends beyond the device out into the environment, be it landscape or datascape.

The massive scale of Banff National Parks Rocky Mountains and the expanse of the Great Plains to the east provide a unique opportunity to un-tether yourself from the usual coordinates of place. Geographies of time, scale and great disruption lay exposed, lending themselves to the call and response of technology and nature. This residency allows for the time and space to consider how modern pervasive technologies allow us to disconnect from our desktop cells and interact with the world in a whole new way.

Today I had the pleasure of doing studio visits (alongside my fellow Peer Advisors Kay Burns and Sophia New) with the 11 fabulous artists who are participating in the residency:


More info to follow on both their work and mine. In the meantime, check out the view I woke up to this past Sunday!


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