The Centre for Art Tapes is excited to announce Amanda Shore as our new Curator in Residence! Amanda will be beginning with us this month and working on putting together an exhibition until March 2017.
Amanda’s project showcases artists who create new—often indecipherable—communication methods in situations where coherent language proves to be insufficient. Through sound and video, artists experiment with babble, song, free-form poetry, and soundless closed-captioning to a point where language unravels into its basic units of measurement—sound and silence.
Stay tuned for more updates as this exciting project develops!
$40.00 For C.F.A.T. Members – $60.00 For Non Members
Physical computing with Martin Marier will provide you with basic tools and knowledge to bridge the analog and digital worlds.
In the first part (about one hour) of the workshop, Martin Marier will present his work on “The Sponge”, a digital musical instrument he designed and performs with. In the remaining four hours, participants will be invited to use an Arduino board to hook up sensors or actuators to their computers.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer and their Arduino board (if they own one). It is suggested that they install the Arduino IDE as well as Pure Data.
The Centre for Art Tapes is happy to be supporting an installation and performance by Jackson 2Bears, Janet Rogers and Ronnie Dean Harris at the upcoming Nocturne: Art at Night Festival!
For The Land: Nocturne will be a multimedia performance inspired by Sioux philosopher Vine Deloria jr.’s 1998 book that considers the incommensurability between western theology and indigenous spirituality. Performances will take place through out the night (7 – 8, 9 – 10, & 11-midnight) in the Law Courts Plaza at 1815 Upper Water St.
CFAT will also be sponsoring the Nocturne opening night party at Seven Bays Bouldering on Thursday, October 13th at 6pm. The opening night will include performances by Jackson 2Bears, Anna Sprague, DJ Fadwza and Conner Bell.
The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2016-17 Electronic Artist in Residence. The CFAT Electronics Lab is a resource for artists learning and exploration of technology and experimental electronic media. Be it hardware manipulation, hacking, electro-mechanics, coding, or electronic design/fabrication, we emphasize learning in conjunction with artistic and critical analysis.
The Centre For Art Tapes Electronics Lab is looking for an applicant to participate in a three-month electronic arts residency. The selected proposal will incorporate an electronic element and make use of the facilities and supplies on offer at the E-Lab. This residency is an opportunity for an artist to continue their ongoing work in electronics or to develop a project exploring/researching electronic media.
The selected participant will receive a $1,700 honorarium and a $300 fee for conducting an artist presentation or workshop. They will have access to a 24 hour working space in the electronics lab from November 1st to the end of February (CFAT will be closed for 3 weeks in December), free use of some electronic stock provided by the lab, and weekly assistance from the electronics lab technician.
Submissions should include:
A description of your project (Maximum one page)
A project budget
Maximum 20 digital images in jpeg format and/or video/audio clips. All clips must be under 5 minutes and sent as a URL
Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to email@example.com. The successful applicant will be informed the first week in November.
Submissions are due on: October 28th, 2016 by 5pm
For any questions about the program or application process, please contact Tori Fleming, Programming and Communications Coordinator at (902) 422-6822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Submissions: Local Curatorial Residency 2016-17
The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2016-17 Local Curatorial Residency. We are looking for proposals that offer an exciting and engaging media art presentation to be presented in a public setting within HRM. The presentation could take many forms such as an exhibition, a screening or public installation. All forms of media art including electronic, new media, audio, and video will be considered. CFAT encourages proposals that critically engage with contemporary discourse of media arts.
The residency will begin mid November 2016 and continue on until March 31st 2017. The public presentation is to take place within the month of March, 2017. A catalogue with an essay written by the curator will accompany the curators presentation. The curator will be given a fee of $1500 as well as a budget of $3000 to cover all exhibition related costs. (catalogue, artist fees, venue, etc.)
Submissions should include:
Brief curatorial statement outlining your idea and any research that will be undertaken as part of the project.
An approximate physical discription of the proposed exhibition, including potential technical requirements, proposed venues/locations and a project schedule.
A project budget
Bio’s or CVs of the potential artists involved in the exhbition
Maximum 20 digital images in jpeg format. All video clips must be under 5 miniutes and sent as a URL
The sucessful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the proposed exhibition. The curator will meet regularily CFAT staff who will assist with promotion and coordinaton of the event.
Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to email@example.com. The sucessful applicant will be informed by the first week in November.
Submissions are due on: October 21st, 2016 by 5pm
For any questions about the program or application processs, please contact Tori Fleming, Programming and Communications Coordinator at (902) 422-6822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Monday, September 26th, 7pm at the Art Bar for an artist talk by our local Artist-in-Residence Sam Decoste! During her time her she has been working on her latest short animation Salon. Sam is an award winning experimental animator, NSCAD Professor, and long time CFAT member. Sam will be discussing her time as Local Artist-in-Residence and her art practice.
Interested in talking to Sam one-on-one? Sam still has open studio hours from 11 – 2 on Tuesday, September 20th here at CFAT.