Cinevolution’s Your Kontinent: Digital Carnival is back again! This time for a two-day extravaganza on September 1 & 2, 2017 as part of the Richmond World Festival.
Featured Artist Cindy Mochizuki anchors the show with Compass, a multi-media performance which takes as its starting point historical materials belonging to Cindy’s paternal grandmother, who owned and worked a strawberry farm in Walnut Grove before WWII and the internment of Japanese Canadians on the west coast. Winner of the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Awards for Form and New Media in 2015, Cindy is known for her work with the histories of the Japanese-Canadian community, as well her innovative use of live-animation, found media, and performance in storytelling. Her work is just the beginning of Digital Carnival 2017’s exploration of LAND as a theme in response to Canada 150.
Featuring 15 works by 23 artists, each piece is a unique experience as diverse as the artists behind them. We invite you to think about questions of nation, land, and home as you learn to speak ocean, discover the Fraser River, write a love letter to land, or revisit the days of phone books and analog phones. Or simply relax and feast your senses on art that you can see, hear, touch, and taste!
Here you’ll meet some of the coolest artists from in- and out- of town, and see some truly innovative applications of technology. With works ranging from sound art to intimate performances to videos installations in the “chill tent,” from shadow puppetry to interactive play to community-engaged art, there is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind festival.
Digital Carnival is co-produced by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and Curator Wynne Palmer.
All events will take place under the stars in Minoru Plaza and inside the Richmond Cultural Centre.