New Media Gallery, presents an Artists Talk by Brussels-based artists the LarbitsSisters, followed by a Panel Discussion with Dr. Cissie Fu (Dean of the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design) and Ami Iaria (Associate General Counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission). The LarbitsSisters’ will speak on their award-winning, interactive installation entitled Bitsoil POPup Tax and Hack Campaign (2018).
ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and technology. ISEA2020 is Virtual this year with over 300 international speakers and artists from 40 countries. For more info: https://isea2020.isea-international.org/full-programme/
Bitsoil POPup Tax and Hack Campaign is an interactive, internet-based artwork that is a digital campaign with online and offline activity. It consists of the interaction between a troupe of happily trolling social media bots on Twitter which work to restore fair balance to the digital economy and counter its tendencies to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few big Tech companies. The physical installation will be streaming live from New Media Gallery and users can participate by registering for the campaign online. For more info: https://newmediagallery.ca/artist-talk-isea-2020/
Date: 17 October, 2020
Discussion: 10:00am – 11:00am (PDT)
Q+A – 11:00am-12:00pm (PDT)
Registration: Limit of 100 virtual spaces. ZOOM link can be requested from: firstname.lastname@example.org
More details at: newmediagallery.ca/artist-talk-isea-2020