Kate Armstrong
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Kate Armstrong is a writer and new media artist who has lived and worked in Canada, France, Japan, Scotland and the United States. Her work has taken a variety of forms including short films, essays, net.art, performative network events, psychogeography and installation. Her theoretical work centres on themes of immanence and repetition. Her first book, Crisis & Repetition: Essays on Art and Culture, was published in 2002. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally. More information: http://katearmstrong.com

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EVENT

Upgrade 2.0//with Deanne Achong


Dates:
Tue Sep 28, 2004 00:00 - Thu Sep 23, 2004

Join us Tuesday, September 28th at 730 pm for a talk by Deanne Achong to launch the second season of Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver.

Deanne Achong will present a work in progress, Bird, that is part of a larger piece focussed around the concept of archival material relating to jazz music from the 1930s-1950s. Bird is created in Flash, a recombined and altered version of a quicktime video found on the web.

Deanne is an artist working in Vancouver, Canada. Her practice explores photographic and digital media in installations and net art. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the US and Europe. She was an artist-in-residence at the Caribbean Contemporary Arts in Trinidad in 2003, and will be pursuing a web residency at La Chambre Blanche in Quebec in the spring of 2005. She is originally from Montreal and holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. She teaches part-time at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.

URL: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/

Tuesday, September 28th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong

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Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com
http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade Vancouver: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/index.html
Upgrade NYC: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/
Upgrade Montreal: http://theupgrade.sat.qc.ca/


EVENT

Upgrade 2.0//with Flick Harrison


Dates:
Mon Jun 07, 2004 00:00 - Mon May 31, 2004

Join us Monday, June 7 at 730 pm for a talk by Flick Harrison.

Flick Harrison will discuss his experimental interactive DVD project Marie Tyrell. Based on a 1974 story by D.M. Fraser and starring Tom Scholte (Live Bait, Dirty) and Susan Box (July 4th Toilet), Marie Tyrell depicts the life of a revolutionary on death row, as seen through her lover's song, her psych report, her videotaped messages, and her teenage diaries.

The DVD presents narrative on two different levels: the first creates a linear dramatic piece, while the second offers a mechanism by which the viewer/user may click on objects within the drama to interrogate the politics, authorship and production of the work. These interrogations are like narrative tesseracts, temporary leaps outside the linear narrative: the viewer always returns to the same moment from which they "clicked away." They detour the omniscient fictional voice of the drama, but re-prime the viewer to see the same scenes again with new information and awareness.

Flick Harrison has done community / activist / political film, video, documentary, installation and theatre work for over 10 years, starting as a videographer on the national CBC series Road Movies, and going on to work with 536 Arts Collective, Western Theatre Conspiracy, DanceArts Vancouver, Headlines Theatre, and Impudence Cultural Productions. He's videographed feature films for Reg Harkema and Katherine Surridge and shot video for R.E.M., Bruce Sweeney, Nettie Wild, David Vaisbord, James Dunnison, among others. As part of the Canada-Council funded interactive DVD project Marie Tyrell he studied at Z Media Institute with Noam Chomsky.

URL: http://www.armedrabble.org

Monday, June 7th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong
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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. For more information contact Kate Armstrong : kate@katearmstrong.com

Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com
http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade Vancouver: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/index.html
Upgrade NYC: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/


EVENT

Upgrade 2.0//with M. Simon Levin


Dates:
Wed May 05, 2004 00:00 - Tue Apr 27, 2004

Join us Wednesday, May 5 at 730 pm for a talk by M. Simon Levin.

Simon will be presenting Desalination: a space for projection - a new remote sensing project that brings fresh water to an arid and hyper-salinated land. A site specific piece for the International Performance Space in Tammin Australia, this piece will be presented as part of the Awesome Festival. He will be showing some of the key past works that have informed this new collaborative exploration.

M. Simon Levin has been creating site-based systems that explore relational aesthetics using a variety of designed forms, tools and technologies for the past 15 years. These projects investigate the often-blurred boundaries between the private and the public resulting in poetic interventions into space and place. His teaching and inter-disciplinary art practice has led him to create numerous environmentally conscious art projects for public and private spaces in Canada, USA, Mexico and Australia.

Wednesday, May 5th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong

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Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com
http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade Vancouver: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/index.html
Upgrade NYC: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/


EVENT

Upgrade 2.0//with M. Simon Levin


Dates:
Wed May 05, 2004 00:00 - Tue Apr 27, 2004

Join us Wednesday, May 5 at 730 pm for a talk by M. Simon Levin.

Simon will be presenting Desalination: a space for projection - a new remote sensing project that brings fresh water to an arid and hyper-salinated land. A site specific piece for the International Performance Space in Tammin Australia, this piece will be presented as part of the Awesome Festival. He will be showing some of the key past works that have informed this new collaborative exploration.

M. Simon Levin has been creating site-based systems that explore relational aesthetics using a variety of designed forms, tools and technologies for the past 15 years. These projects investigate the often-blurred boundaries between the private and the public resulting in poetic interventions into space and place. His teaching and inter-disciplinary art practice has led him to create numerous environmentally conscious art projects for public and private spaces in Canada, USA, Mexico and Australia.

Wednesday, May 5th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong

______

Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com
http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade Vancouver: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/index.html
Upgrade NYC: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/


EVENT

Upgrade 2.0//with Nancy Nisbet


Dates:
Mon Apr 05, 2004 00:00 - Mon Mar 29, 2004

Join us Monday, April 5 at 730 pm for a talk by Nancy Nisbet.

Nancy will be discussing her new work-in-progress FA$Ter, a new media performance and installation that moves across international borders freely trading personal belongings with people along the way. It uses the tracking technology of radio frequency identification to label all items and a commercial transport truck to travel between Canada, the United States and Mexico. This project engages the turbulent intersection of the political/economic, technological, and personal. It addresses problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and issues of globalization, myths of increased security and protection through surveillance of people and commodities, and relationships between consumer goods and identity construction.

Nancy Nisbet is a Canadian artist working with new media, installation, performance and photography. Her artistic practice revolves around issues of digital technology as they relate to various systems of identification stemming from increasing surveillance, computer gaming, and the proliferation of computer-mediated communications. She received a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of the Arts and has degrees in Genetics and Education from the University of Alberta. She has taught Interdisciplinary Computing for the Arts at the University of California, San Diego and teaches in the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Theory at the University of British Columbia

URL: http://www.finearts.ubc.ca/faculty/artworks/nisbet/index.cfm

Monday, April 5th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong
.........................................................................
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. For more information contact Kate Armstrong : kate@katearmstrong.com

Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com
http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade Vancouver: http://www.katearmstrong.com/upgrade/vancouver/index.html
Upgrade NYC: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/