INTERACCESS MECHA KUCHA
Layne Hinton on Light Machines
A presentation from InterAccess's 30th Anniversary MECHA KUCHA, an evening of 3-minute talks by 30 media arts practitioners. LAYNE HINTON is an artist based in Toronto. She holds a BFA in Integrated Media from OCADU with a minor in printmaking and received awards including the InterAccess Prize and the OCADU Printmaking Award. Her work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, YYZ Artist's Outlet and L'Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (Russia). Hinton is also the co-curator for the Art Spin collective. Video by PARKER KAY STUDIOS
MECHA KUCHA: 30 Years with InterAccess
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, a culmination of concepts, tools and devices, and other terms of reference that have shaped and transformed new media art practices over the last three decades, will be manifested in a jam packed evening of 3-minute talks by 30 practitioners.
mecha kucha - an onomatopoeia in Japanese, meaning 'messy, mixed-up, all over the place, and wacky' or it could mean 'really really, or super duper'.
Mutating the popular Pecha Kucha presentation format somewhat, InterAccess's MECHA KUCHA aims to mix things up by intermingling decades, media, forms, disciplines, pasts and futures. We invite 30 practitioners from diverse areas to present and perform their terms of choice.
Everyone coins his own terms of reference in his own context; this shoptalk fills the vacuum created by the lack of any standard, generic term of reference."
- Bill Perry on "Computerese", NEXPRESS, January 1986
Cecily Carver with Dames Making Games
Adrienne Crossman with Videofag
Greg J. Smith
This is Awesome
(Christine Bougie, Joshua Van Tassel & Dafydd Hughes)
"A society is defined by its amalgamations, not by its tools...tools exist only in relation to the interminglings they make possible or that make them possible."
- Deleuze & Guattari
The aim of the event is to performatively construct a common toolbox for insight into the specific practices constituted through new media art practice locally and beyond over the years. By taking a non-linear, non-chronological approach, the MECHA KUCHA hopes to enliven and enrich new media modalities and energies generated by the community to take into the future.