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 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
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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 David Floren


Dates:
Mon Mar 08, 2004 00:00 - Tue Mar 02, 2004

Join us Monday, March 8th at 8pm for a talk by David Floren. David will discuss his recent work as artist-in-residence at the University of British Columbia with remote event collection, mapping, and networked art and present a work-in-progress data streaming project, darwin. Currently he is occupied with the social implications of translocalism as it relates to the personal and the everyday. This interest centres upon the concept of data visualization and the amplification of unseen events.

David Floren holds an MFA from Concordia University where he studied sculpture and integrated media. Currently Floren's creative work focuses on event collection, discrete networks, and remote systems. Floren's work has been shown internationally at venues including Berlin's Sony Centre, Repliques in Algiers, Send and Receive in Winnipeg, A la nuit tombee in Grenobles, and at Icons in Washington state.

His projects have been funded by Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Send + Receive, Winnipeg, the British Columbia Arts Council, the University of British Columbia and Concordia University. He has produced numerous art books, written two collections of prose, "ships of amber" and "rosesudden", and the acoustic mapping project "verysonic". In 2001 he presented his defense of acoustic phenomena, "Onomatopoeical Sonora: the etymological dis-chord and sonic apocrypha of the New Jazz Lexicon", at Concordia University. Prior to teaching, Floren was an author of multimedia content, and a producer/designer at Propwerks, a Vancouver based film props producer. Floren has taught digital art and integrated media studies at the University of British Columbia, Concordia University (Montreal), and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He currently teaches at the University of British Columbia and lives and works in Vancouver.

URL: http://www3.telus.net/floren/

Monday, March 8th at 8 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 Julie Andreyev


Dates:
Wed Jan 28, 2004 00:00 - Tue Jan 20, 2004

Join us Wednesday, January 28th at 8 pm for a talk by Julie Andreyev. Julie will talk about her new project VJ-Fleet, a mobile audio-visual public performance focusing on VJ and local car cultures in the creation and projection of video and sound. The project consists of local customized cars equipped with wi-fi receiving and VJ technologies that mix files created by on-site video and sound artists. Each car produces an audio mix for FM radio broadcast and a video mix for projection on the rear windshield. VJ-Fleet offers a model for transient, mobile public art, bridging audiences through the combination of art practices and popular cultures.

Julie Andreyev is a visual artist whose work is influenced by forms within popular entertainment cultures and technologies. Recent projects include; Circuit Van performed at Contact Photo Festival 2003 in Toronto and at Swarm 2002 in Vancouver; DustClouds at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina in 2003 and at Gallery 44 in Toronto in 2002. Andreyev is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver.

URL: http://www.eciad.bc.ca/~jandreye/

Wednesday, January 28th at 8 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//Vancouver with Ken Gregory


Dates:
Wed Oct 01, 2003 00:00 - Tue Sep 23, 2003

Join us Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30pm for Ken Gregory
7:30pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

FREE
Everyone welcome

Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 10 years. His provocative and creative performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. Anything is part of Gregory's palette, and by using cut-and-paste techniques, random juxtapositions, and careful manipulations, he crafts unique art works. These works are presented in the form of gallery installations, live performances, live radio broadcasts, custom computer software and audio compact discs. Gregory has also done extensive work as a sound engineer, composer, and audio designer for independent film, performance, media and video.

For more information, go to http://specialairplane.org or contact Kate Armstrong : kate@katearmstrong.com

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

LINKS:
Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver: http://specialairplane.org
Upgrade New York: http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/
Ken Gregory: http://cheapmeat.net


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Participation


Deadline:
Fri Sep 19, 2003 14:06

Pre/amble: A Festival of Art and Psychogeography

Pre/amble is a two day festival of art and psychogeography which takes as a starting point the exploration of the city, an interest in dialogue surrounding methods of psychogeography, and the intersection of psychogeography with contemporary art practices.

Pre/amble will take place in and around the Western Front Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, Canada, November 1 - 2, 2003.

Pre/amble is focused on presenting works through talks and lectures as well as creating a forum for the presentation of artworks that take place in the space of the city.

Proposals may therefore fall into either ONE, or BOTH, of the following categories:

1 // T A L K S: Artists and researchers give presentations about past works, works in progress, or works that will be included in the event portion of Pre/amble, that engage the subject of psychogeography, including but not limited to mapping, mobile technologies, digital/analogue hybrids, moblogging, WiFi, warchalking/wardriving, interventions in public space, audio projects, or other fields of art as they intersect with situationist activity and/or psychogeography.

2 // W A L K S : Artists and researchers present works that engage participants in projects or experiments that take place in public urban spaces, whether performative events, derives, fieldwork, tours, participatory actions, audio installation, GPS drawing, generative and/or algorithmic walks, or other kinds of events that intersect with situationist activity and/or psychogeography.

Please send us:
-project proposals for walks, talks, drives, derives, psychogeographical events, lectures, presentations of past works or works in progress or works that you would like to show at Pre/amble
-artworks and events that take situationist activity and psychogeography as a starting point
-projects can cover a broad range of media and subject matter including but not limited to mapping, GPS drawing, mobile technologies, WiFi, digital/analogue hybrids, moblogging, performance, participatory action, experiments and interventions in public space, audio works, experimental cartography, fieldwork, tours, warchalking/wardriving, data movement, generative and/or algorithmic walks, and other fields of art as they intersect with situationist action and/or psychogeography.

Deadline for proposals is October 12, 2003.

Please send proposals to Kate Armstrong at kate@katearmstrong.com

Pre/amble is presented by Upgrade 2.0, Special Airplane, and the Western Front Artist Run Centre.

To join the mailing list please email kate@katearmstrong.com. For information and updates about Pre/amble, including information about the opening reception and a schedule of events, please visit http://specialairplane.org.