20 February 2014

Machinima + Contemporary Art at Vector 2014

If you're in the Toronto area tomorrow, you might want to visit a session at the 2014 Vector Game & Art Convergence Festival focusing on Machinima and Contemporary Art. Panelists Eddo Stern, Clint Enns, Foci + Loci (Chris Burke and Tamara Yadao), Isabelle Arvers and Angela Washko, with moderator Emma Westacott, will engage in a critical conversation about machinima and its intersections with contemporary art practice. The panel addresses the issue: "Often associated with gaming fan cultures, machinima (the practice of using video game footage in films and animation) has seen the rise of a critical practice, employed by contemporary artists. At one point does machinima move from fan cultures to artistic discourse? How are the aesthetic/narrative/commentaries different between fan employment of machinima and artists’ employment of machinima? What are the common tools used to accomplish such works?" The panel will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, is there a transcript or video of this available? It would be really useful for a chapter of my thesis. :)