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 Jim Andrews and Lionel Kearns


Dates:
Tue Nov 16, 2004 00:00 - Mon Nov 08, 2004

Join us Tuesday, November 16th at 730 pm for a talk by Jim Andrews with Lionel Kearns.

Jim Andrews will present work from On Lionel Kearns, a binary meditation in Shockwave on the work of Vancouver poet Lionel Kearns. Kearns is one of very few poets who have been thinking about digital poetics and the synthesis implied by electronic media since the early sixties. Andrews works with texts, visual poems, and animated poetry videos by Kearns that were written/produced from the early sixties through the mid eighties. On Lionel Kearns is a tribute to Kearns's polyartistic synthesis of arts, media, language and the binary, and is an attempt to extend Kearns's experimental poetics into the contemporary landscape of software art. For instance, the work contains a great deal of 'imaging Lingo' that takes up Kearns's concern with reference, identity, infinity, fractals, and loops toward the creation of interactive visual poetry. He also updates such pieces as Kearns's "Participatory Poem" toward the creation of a piece where readers over the Internet can literally participate in the poem.

Jim Andrews
Jim Andrews is a poet-programmer-audio guy-critic-mathematician. He has been publishing Vispo since 1995: He is the founder of the webartery list and currently co-moderates the -empyre- list, both of which focus on digital art. He is also the founder of the Mocambopo poetry reading series in Victoria Canada, and produced the Fine Lines and ?Frame? literary/experimental radio shows in the eighties that were heard across Canada on campus/community stations each week for six years. He currently lives in Victoria, BC.

Lionel Kearns
During his active days as a Canadian poet (1960-1986) Lionel Kearns experimented with a range of forms and formats, and was one of the first writers to embrace the new technology. Some of his earlier work, and his ideas on the nature and potential of poetic form, foreshadowed the contemporary arena of web-based digital poetry.

URL: http://www.vispo.com

Tuesday, November 16th at 730 pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

See you there!

Kate Armstrong
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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

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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/