The Upgrade! Vancouver

With the notion that “our current cultural interregnum may be defined more by the questions we ask than the answers we come up with,” Brady will attempt to answer the following questions:

What is the relevance of collaboration in contemporary art practice? What is our relationship to failure?
What are the alternative cultural and cognitive hypotheses in our techno-fetishistic milieu? What is the virtual?
Who are we, artists? researchers? designers? producers? socialites? What is transdisciplinarity?

Brady will discuss these questions with reference to the 3 streams that inform his practice – the intermission artist collaborative, computational poetics, and his physical object designs/sculptures.

Mark Brady makes software, sound and light art. As a collaborative and reflective practitioner the ephemeral qualities of software, sound and light afford him opportunities to explore alternative cultural and cognitive hypotheses in our techno-fetishistic milieu. Brady has exhibited work in London and Tokyo, teaches at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology, is a founding member of Vancouver’s Intermission Artists Society, was arrested once, and has performed once at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Curated by Kate Armstrong, The Upgrade! Vancouver is a forum for artists and curators working with new media and technologies to informally present their work, and is meant to foster dialogue and create opportunities for collaboration within the media art community.

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