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

Pre/amble : A Two Day Festival of Art and Psychogeography


Dates:
Sat Nov 01, 2003 00:00 - Fri Sep 19, 2003

November 1 - 2, 2003

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 is focused on presenting work and ideas through talks and lectures as well as creating a forum for the presentation of artworks that take place in the space of the city. Events will therefore be centered around two modes of presentation:

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

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

Projects may fall into one or both of these categories. Please send project proposals to kate@katearmstrong.com until October 12, 2003.

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

Pre/amble will take place November 1


EVENT

The Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver


Dates:
Wed Sep 03, 2003 00:00 - Mon Aug 18, 2003

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

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003
7:30pm
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

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

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


EVENT

The Upgrade 2.0//Vancouver


Dates:
Wed Sep 03, 2003 00:00 - Mon Aug 18, 2003

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003
7:30pm
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.

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

LINKS:
http://www.firstfloor.org/ARL/
http://specialairplane.org


DISCUSSION

Launch of Catalogue: Spring 2003: Nothingness


I'm pleased to announce the launch of my new project CATALOGUE: Spring 2003: Nothingness at http://www.surreytechlab.ca/catalogue/website/index.html.

CATALOGUE: Spring 2003: Nothingness is a net.art work that uses description, image, email and javascript to interrogate some of the cultural and mechanical forms that operate in online shopping. The work is designed to exist on a parallel plane with commercial shopping sites and to offer a menu of small interventions that extend outward into the world. The theme of nothingness was chosen for the Spring catalogue in order to defamiliarize common structures found in online shops by substituting imaginary objects, states of being, and existential drama for regular items and marketing strategies.

Spring 2003: Nothingness was realized during the Techlab digital media artist-in-residence program at the Surrey Art Gallery http://surreytechlab.ca

Next in the series will be the Fall Catalogue, which is being funded through a New Media production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts http://canadacouncil.ca

Kate Armstrong
http://katearmstrong.com

EVENT

PANEL EVENT: net_works: net.artists talking offline


Dates:
Sun Mar 30, 2003 00:00 - Thu Mar 20, 2003

Sunday, March 30, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Surrey Art Gallery

Join us for a panel discussion organized in conjunction with two new media works at the Surrey Art Gallery; the innovative electronic artwork Ground Station by Daniel Jolliffe and Jocelyn Robert, and Kate Armstrong's Artist in Residence net.art project Catalogue. The launch of Catalogue: Spring 2003 will also take place on this day to coincide with the conclusion of Kate's residency in the TechLab.

The panel will feature five artists who will discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities of the networked medium. Panelists will include: Jim Andrews, writer, musician, net.artist and programmer who recently served as Artist in Residence at the Centre for Creative Communications in Toronto; photographic and digital media installation artist Deanne Achong, who lectures at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; poet, hypertext writer and visual artist Randy Adams, who is Associate Editor of the trAce online writing community in Nottingham, England; Jeremy Turner, co-founder of the international 536 artists collective, who is working with avatar worlds and software architectures; and net.artist Kate Armstrong, whose recent projects include Catalogue and the psychogeographical network experiment PING, which will be presented in New York in May. The panel will be moderated by Liane Davison, Curator for the Surrey Art Gallery.

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception to 4:00 pm. Computers will be available during this time for those who wish to informally show their work to others in attendance. Admission to the event is free - donations are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Surrey Art Gallery
13750-88 Avenue, Surrey, B.C.
Canada V3W 3L1
phone: 604-501-5566, fax 604-501-5581
www.arts.city.surrey.bc.ca
email: artgallery@city.surrey.bc.ca

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We acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council, and of The Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $18 million in visual arts throughout Canada.