The Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

The Upgrade 2.0// Vancouver is an informal monthly meeting of new media artists and curators held at the Western Front at 303 East 8th Avenue in Vancouver, Canada. The Upgrade! series is a forum for the presentation of new work and is meant to foster dialogue and create opportunities for collaboration within the media art community. At each meeting one or two artists present work in progress and participate in a discussion. Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver is affiliated with the Upgrade in New York

Join us September 3, 2003 for Matt Smith and Artist Run Limousine.

Artist Run Limousine is a 24ft 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood that provides comfortable accomodation to 4 adults and a variety of software, media and motion based artworks. Matt Smith will appear at Upgrade to talk about the Artist Run Limousine and to present work-in-progress from AUDIOMOBILE, an urban interactive installation that inhabits the Artist Run Limousine. AUDIOMOBILE invites exploration of "sonic maps": individual audio elements are triggered by matching the output coordinates of the onboard GPS with the geographical location of the limousine as it glides through various urban scenarios. An array of audio samples, sound clips collaged with looping ambiences and complete narratives, generate an ever changing audio "city scape" projected into the limousine. The position of the ARL determines which sounds are being played and from which direction they originate. This allows sounds to be perceived as emanating from a certain area, becoming softer or louder depending on the distance of the limousine from the mapped areas. The city of Vancouver can be understood to be the platform for AUDIOMOBILE.

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