Black Box, White Box, Small Box, No Box: Media Arts Symposium-October 22, 2011

126 James St. N., Hamilton, ON. L8R 2K6 (map at bottom)

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.          

905-529-3355  or 905-979-9583   or

Just what is the status of the Media Arts in Canada today? 
What are the issues  challenging Canadian media artists?

The “Boxes” symposium is a discussion on the status of Media Arts in Canada  involving six media artists and the audience.

The term “Black Box” is used to represent more traditional methods of presenting media arts such as a cinema.

The “White Box” represents the galleries whether artist run, public or commercial galleries.  Video and Sound Installations might be part of this section.

The “Small Box” represents all media arts that are more etherial such as the internet and youtube.

The “No Box” represents  media arts that seems difficult to categorize such as is used in Performance Art.

There will be several activities that lead up to this symposium.

The speakers are:

Deanna Bowen, video artist and interdisciplinary installations

Carl Brown, experimental film artist and photographer

Jubal Brown, video artist and  multi media

Jess Dobkins, performance artist using video

Bruce Elder, experimental 16 mm filmmaker, writer and critic

John Porter, 8(mm) filmmaker and performance artist

126 James. St. N. location (accessible from Toronto by GO bus or QE/403 York St. cut off)

“Everything I’ve Got” Jess Dobkin, 2010 (photo by David Hawe)

This symposium and adjunct events are sponsored  by the Canada Council.  Hamilton Artists Inc. is partnered with Ed Video Media Arts Centre for this symposium.