Art Intersections Meetup with Jonathan Carroll and Deirdre Logue

Jonathan Carroll and Tough Guy Mountain
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This Meetup is presented in part by the Mobile Experience Lab and celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

About Jonathan Carroll:

Jonathan Carroll is a software artist who creates interactions for the narrative performances of the collective, Tough Guy Mountain. He makes work using Unity, Unreal, Blender, and various programming languages. Along with the collective, he runs the digital art incubator The Brandscape, at Dupont and Dufferin in Toronto.

Tough Guy Mountain is an ongoing project focusing on the glories, trials, and absurdity of late capitalism. As an artist collective of over a dozen members, TGM creates “total works of art”, presentations of capitalist aesthetic and consumer culture. TGM creates narrative performances where the collective plays a fantastical corporation that treats Art as another client.

For more information about Jonathan Caroll visit:

Twitter: @toughguymtn

Instagram: @toughguymountain

About Deirdre Logue:

For the past 20 years, the film and video work of Canadian artist Deirdre Logue has focused on the self as subject. Using 'performance for the camera' as a primary mode of production, her compelling self-portraits investigate what it means to be a queer body in the age of anxiety. Logue has been prolific and steadfast in her engagement with the moving image and has subsequently produced upwards of 60 short films and videos as well as some of this country's most celebrated video art installations.

The Images Festival 2017 Canadian Artist Spotlight is on Deirdre Logue. A long time avid supporter and advocate of the country’s media arts scene, Logue’s longstanding commitment to the arts community will be honoured with three gallery exhibitions featuring new and old works. A new monograph covering twenty years of Logue’s film and video practice will also launch on April 22, co-published by Oakville Galleries and Open Space Victoria in partnership with A Space Gallery, Gallery 44 and Images Festival.

Deirdre Logue holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Kent State University. Her works have exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally and spotlights on her work have taken place at the Berlin International Film Festival, EXiS Festival, Seoul and at the FKX Festival of Media and Performance, in Stuttgart, Germany. Logue has contributed over 25 years to working with artist-run organizations dedicated to media arts exhibition and distribution. She is currently the Development Director at Vtape and directs the F.A.G Feminist Art Gallery with her partner and artistic collaborator, Allyson Mitchell.

For more information about Deirdre Logue visit:

Instagram: @in_dank_cave


To watch past Art Intersections Meetup presentations go here.


Image credits:

Top image: Jonathan Caroll: Tough Guy Mountain

Bottom image: Deidre Logue: Set-Upset, 2016, 1:29. Image Courtesy of the Artist and Vtape.

Venue & Address: 
Gamma Space Collaborative Studio 862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C9 (Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

An Evening with Lillevan

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 10:30pm

Lillevan is co-founder of the visual audio group Rechenzentrum (1997–2008), whose performances and DVD releases have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for taking visual music, animation, bricolage and film manipulation to new levels. Involved in film, animation and music since early childhood, Lillevan’s collaborations and solo works are often described as an exploration of the history of cinema which search for new relationships between viewer and screen, between reality and the projected image. His experimental combinations of new and old technologies and creation of new installation and projection techniques has introduced innovative new approaches to the live performance film genre. Often, performances are combined with lectures, talks and workshops. Lillevan’s more recent work explores the relationships between the history of light, the evolution of the eye and cinematic development, and questions the archeology of media, studies of perception, and history of technical visualization. Lillevan has collaborated with many acclaimed international artists working in many genres, including club culture and classical music, dance, theatre and opera, performance and installation art, as well as in academic settings. He has performed and lectured all over the world at various festivals and events in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, including ARS Electronica and Transmediale in Germany, Mutek in Montreal, and Dis-Patch in Belgrade, Serbia. For more information about Lillevan, visit

All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available; guests are advised to arrive early.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Free; open to everyone

Doug Back: Emergency #16: Festival of New Dance and Performance

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 4:00am

Doug Back's piece features Bill James dancing with a Electromagnetic Radiation Reader unit/thing Doug built for him.

Venue & Address: 
Market Hall 336 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario
Tickets: $10 or $16 for both programs, performances start at 8:00pm
$10 - $16

Julie Andreyev & Simon Overstall: Demo for OCAD Students

Art Creates Change
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 11:00pm to Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 12:30am

FWDrift [remix]

FWDrift [remix] is an improvisational multi-media performance that maps the urban landscape using visual and audio representations of the city interwoven with aspects of a car’s motion and its interior social space. In FWDrift [remix] a custom-equipped, data-gathering car records video imagery of the city manipulated by the interaction of the car and driver. Sounds of the city, and sounds within the private/social space of the car—the engine sounds, conversations, music—are recorded. These video and audio records are the playlist used to generate a live video panorama and a musical soundscape during a FWDrift [remix] performance.

The performance team, Julie Andreyev and Simon Overstall, will cover the conceptual and technical methodologies of FWDrift [remix]. They will provide an overview of the sensors, hardware and software used during a drive and give a short demonstration of the performance aspects of the project. Using video and sound archives generated over the past two years for performances in Zurich, Vancouver, Victoria, New York, and Montreal, they will show how the software is designed to generate live video and audio performances.

Space is limited, and OCAD students are asked to RSVP attendance. Contact Simone Jones at 416-977-6000 Ext. 225 or

Venue & Address: 
Room 343, Level 3 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Open free to OCAD students only; RSVP required.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, January 4, 2008 - 5:00am

Patrick Mikhail Gallery is pleased to present STAGED: The Complete Portfolio by Halifax photo-based artist ADRIAN FISH. The exhibition marks the first time the entire portfolio of images of performative spaces has been presented as a single project.
Mr. Fish is a winner of the 2007 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition, which recognizes the best new photo-based artists from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He appears in a concurrent exhibition at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art in New York, organized by the Magenta Foundation, from November 29 to December 22, 2007.
First presented in Toronto in May as part of Patrick Mikhail Gallery's participation in the 2007 CONTACT photography festival, the STAGED project has been expanded and reworked. For this special holiday presentation, the 14 new museum-quality Chromira prints will be available in the collectors' large-format edition at 48 x 48 inches offered at $2950, as well as a limited edition of 12 x 12 inch prints offered at $900.
The Staged project documents performative spaces, directed towards the spectator seating area. Each respective environment is devoid of viewers, suggesting the pregnant moment before an anticipated spectacle. The weighty absence of an audience nevertheless insinuates their presence. This inversion of the traditional role of actor-as-exhibitionist, and audience as voyeur constructs a quiet tension within the image.
Staged examines the venue of the theatre as a 21st century manifestation of Roman Empire-era structures. The lack of people within each photograph invites the viewer to contemplate the architectural aspects of the theatre environment, as well as the nature of entertainment in the present paradigm.
The images that make up the Staged project are of theatres located in Toronto, and represent a variety of designs over nearly nine decades. Designed by some of North America's most renowned and accomplished architects including Peter Smith, Arthur Erickson, and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, the theatres showcased include the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, and the Canon Theatre.
Adrian Fish is a Toronto-born, Halifax-based artist and teacher working in the medium of photography. He has an MFA in visual art from York University, as well as accreditation from the Ontario College of Art & Design and Sheridan College. His work has been shown in a number of institutional galleries and artist run centres, including the Koffler Gallery, Red Head Gallery, A.W.O.L. Gallery, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. He has also exhibited internationally, both in the United States and Japan. Mr. Fish currently teaches at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work entitled Stage 1 ' 3 can be found in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Venue & Address: 
Patrick Mikhail Gallery 2401 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario


Correspondence is an investigation into how video can function in live performance, and how a projection is transformed by the surface it contacts. First presented at the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Correspondence was create by Geoffrey Shea, Tony Massett and Grace Bridgman.

Screen shot of project
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
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“There are people making beautiful art through code” - Where dance and technology meet

Image of two men dancing.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:00pm

“There are people making beautiful art through code,” says Luke Garwood, a student entering his second year in OCAD U’s Digital Futures program. He’s also an accomplished dancer.

Luke moved to Toronto from Montreal when he was 16 to study at the National Ballet School.  After graduating, he worked in Europe and spent five years working at the Toronto Dance Theatre.  He’s been freelancing since then doing modern dance, music videos and theatre. 

Luke also competed in last weekend’s Street versus Stage dance battle at the SummerWorks Festival. 

“I’ve always been interested in technology,” says Luke.  “The dance world and its ephemeral quality has its limitations – it only exists while it’s being performed. With digital tech becoming more immersive, this can change.”

Digital Futures is a unique program where students can blend their interests in art, computer programming, design and business.  The program is already feeding his dancing, says Luke.  He’s created augmented reality dance app that’s available in iTunes by searching “Ephemeral App”.  

Luke’s three reasons how digital media can help dancers:

  1. Digital is our current environment. Dance can either choose to be a time capsule of what it used to be or run with the current times and push ahead.
  2. Digital media is a great creative tool. For example, 3D mapping with camera can do amazing things with body movement. It can also create immersive experience such as Beck’s recent 3D video concert.
  3. Digital media is a way for the dance art form to last beyond a live performance.  Right now, digital tech is seen as a marketing tool for live dance performances – but, in the future, the digital platform could host or be part of the performance, not just promoting it. 

OCADU launches President's Speaker Series with talk by Christiane Paul

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 4:00am

(Toronto — September 20, 2010) Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University (OCADU), announced educator and curator Dr. Christiane Paul as the first keynote speaker in the 2010-2011 President’s Speaker Series, which starts on Wednesday, October 6 at 6:45 p.m.

Dr. Christiane Paul is the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. An expanded new edition of her book Digital Art (Thames & Hudson, UK, 2003) was published in spring 2008, and her edited anthology New Media in the White Cube and Beyond - Curatorial Models for Digital Art was published by UC Press in December 2008.

At the Whitney Museum, she curated the shows Profiling (2007) and Data Dynamics (2001); the net art selection for the 2002 Whitney Biennial; the online exhibition CODeDOC (2002) for artport, the Whitney Museum’s online portal to Internet art for which she is responsible; as well as Follow Through by Scott Paterson and Jennifer Crowe (2005).

In her talk “Media Art Politics,” Dr. Paul will explore the contemporary media landscape with examples from recent exhibitions, among them Feedforward - The Angel of History, co-curated with Steve Dietz. Her talk will address artworks that deal with political and social conditions and therefore comment on their own status: the medium they use and its relationship to power structures. Themes include the aesthetics and strategies of the media of our time; the effects of simulated realities; relationships between media and consumerism, and the rise of social and participatory media.

President’s Speaker Series presents
Dr. Christiane Paul: “Media Art Politics”
Wednesday, October 6, 6:45 p.m.

OCAD University
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street | 416-977-6000

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

The President’s Speaker Series continues on November 24 with Jorge Frascara, Professor Emeritus (University of Alberta), Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and of the Society for the Science of Design of Japan, and Advisor to the Doctoral Program at the University IUAV of Venice.

More about Dr. Christiane Paul
Other curatorial work includes Eduardo Kac: Biotopes, Lagoglyphs and Transgenic Works (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010); Biennale Quadrilaterale (Rijeka, Croatia, 2009); Feedforward - The Angel of History (co-curated with Steve Dietz; Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain, Oct. 2009); INDAF Digital Art Festival (Incheon, Korea, Aug. 2009); Scalable Relations (Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA; gallery@CalIT2, San Diego, CA; CN(S)I, University of California Los Angeles; MAT University of California Santa Barbara, 2008-09); SOS 4.8 (Murcia, Spain, 2008), Feedback (Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain, 2007); Second Natures (Eli & Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, LA, 2006); the blackbox at ARCO art fair, Madrid (2006); The Passage of Mirage (Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2004); Evident Traces (Ciberarts Festival Bilbao, 2004); eVolution -- the art of living systems (Art Interactive, Boston, 2004); CODeDOC II (Ars Electronica, 2003); the New York Digital Salon's 10th anniversary exhibition (NYC, 2003); Mapping Transitions at the University of Boulder, Colorado (2002); Re-Media (Fotofest, Houston, Texas, 2002); and a net art selection for Evo1 (Gallery L, Moscow, October 2001).

Dr. Paul has previously taught in the MFA computer arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1999-2008); the Digital+Media Department of the Rhode Island School of Design (2005-08); the San Francisco Art Institute and the Center of New Media at the University of California at Berkeley (2008).

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University ( is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)