Hello 2017! A quiet post holiday in the studio preparing for this year's line up of shows, artist talks, performances and curatorial/productions and a lovely surprise of being notified of being today's featured artist! A big thank you to Dallas Jeffs for a second review of my work and website through blog articles on Artist Run Website!

 

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I had the pleasure of participating in the 10-week improvisation workshop and concert with the NOW Society at Western Front in the Fall of 2016! Lead by Artistic Director, Lisa Cay Miller, participants benefited from the lectures and exercises by international guest musicians each week, over the course of 10 weeks, and a final performance at Western Front on the evening of November 14, 2016.

 

NOW Society website


Special Thanks: Lisa Cay Miller (Artistic Director), NOW Society and Western Front.




I was thrilled to be invited to curate and co-produce, over the next four years, my themed quartest of shows based on the elements: WATER, LAND, AIR and FIRE for Cinevolution Media Arts Society's program Your Kontinent, Digital Carnival! This year's theme WATER was presented at the Richmond World Festival on Saturday, September 3, 2016!

 

A year of planning and working closely with both Cinevolution Media Arts Society and the City of Richmond, BC,  this showcase grows in scope yearly, highlighting cutting-edge emerging digital artists and presenting their work to an audience of 32,000 + at this free, family-friendly event.

 

Photo: Wynne Palmer

 

Photo: Zandi Dandizette

 

Wynne Palmer, Sammy Chien and Ying Wang (Cinevolution) promotional show interview with

Brit Bachman on Make a Better World at CFRO 100.5FM Radio. Air Date August 27, 2016.
Photo: Brit Bachman

 

 

Contained under the 'Big Top' of 7 inter-connected event tents on the field in Minoru Park in central Richmond, Digital Carnival 2016: WATER comprised 10 works by 12 Canadian artists including: performance art, video screenings, integrated media installations, generative art, audio/sound, interactive works and computer gaming, community art engagement projects!

 

Selected feature artist, Sammy Chien, presented an interactive dance piece, "Water Can Carry a Boat; It Can Bury a Boat" using the motion-sensing app Isadora for his live performance, revealing his process as a learning tool for storytelling his immigrant experience as a Taiwanese/Canadian!

 

Cinevolution Media Arts Society 2016 highlight reel

 

Digital Carnival 2016 artists and crew

 

Featured Artist: Sammy Chien

Curator: Wynne Palmer

Artists: Anchi Lin, Alanna Ho, Glen Andersen & Marina Szijarto, George Ho, Zandi Dandizette, Nico Jing, Minah Lee & Ziggy, Isabelle Hayeur and Paige Smith with Cinevolution Youth Media Scratch Animation Workshop

 

Cinevolution Executive Team: Ying Wang, Lynn Chen, Yun-Jou Chang

Cinevolution Crew: Su Jian Ping, Event Videography; Andrew Lee, Volunteer Captain

 

Richmond World Festival Executive Team:

Bryan Tasaka, Manager Major Events & Film, City of Richmond, BC

Camyar Chaichian, Coordinator, Richmond Arts Centre

John Donnelly, President, John Donnelly & Associates

James Cowan, Vice President of Operations, JD&A

Sarah Shandl, Production Manager, JD&A

Cristy Houston, Media/Marketing

 

World Festival Crew: Drew - dedicated sound technician, and various lighting/sound crew

 

Special Thanks: BC Art Council, Richmond World Festival, City of Richmond, BC, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Cineworks and Remy Sui.

 

A big thank you to all for a fun-filled and successful event!



Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times

 

With the theme of ENERGY, Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra were guests of residency artists Kat Wahamaa and Robi Smith at Earth Day celebrations in the City of Maple Ridge on April 23, 2016.

 

Members of VETO provided demos throughout the day, encouraging the public to experience playing a hand-built, touchless instrument, highlighting Nikola Tesla's technology and Leon Theremin's invention of the world's first electronic instrument. Finally, the group had the pleasure of presenting a new score called, The Elements, on the ACT Theatre stage for the audience.

 

Special Thanks:

Kat Wahamma & Robi Smith (Maple Ridge artists is residency), Earth Day Organizing Committe and City of Maple Ridge, BC



Nature's Lace © 2015

 

2015 was a very busy year including: Artist talks, workshops and demos, a theremin mentorship with performance, four outdoor installation exhibitions and a performance art piece. 2015 was the International Year of Light and in conjunction, I exhibited my latest outdoor, cold wire installation, Phantom Limbs, in four major exhibitions in Vancouver Lower Mainland area festivals! I was so happy to meet and work with so many talented and innovative artists and art organizations through the year!

 

2016 is lining up with a lighter work load, stepping down from several administrative and board positions, in order to focus on a new body of work in my own practice. As per usual, I also spent the winter months planning the unfolding year and taking classes to learn new skills. Also with a lighter workload, this will give me an opportunity to attend more local events, openings and support other emerging artists in our community.



Phantom Limbs. Wynne Palmer © 2015

 

I had the pleasure of exhibiting Phantom Limbs at the following 2015 events:

 

- Oscillations, Charleson Park, Vancouver, BC (curators Giorgio Magnanensi & Laura Lee Coles)

In conjunction with the 2015 International Symposium on Electronic Art

- 13th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Renfrew Park, Vancouver, BC (curated by Carmen Rosen)

- Digital Carnival, Richmond World Festival 2015, Minoru Park, Richmond, BC

(curated by Lynn Chen Groppi)

- Lighting of Aberthau, Aberthau Mansion - West Point Grey, Vancouver




I had the pleasure of participating as a performance artist for ex-student, Alanna Ho, in Muting: One Litre Delay at the Red Gate Arts Society in October. Participating artists include L to R: Ben Wylie, Alanna Ho, Wynne Palmer, Anchi Lin, Yi Stropky and Paul Lucas. The performance piece consisted of timed vocalizations by participating artists in conjunction with clocks!

 

Special Thanks:

Alanna Ho, Ana Rose Carrico (curator) and the Red Gate Arts Society



Photo: Wynne Palmer


I was invited to exhibit my new digital eco art installation, Phantom Limbs, at

Your Kontinent Digital Carnival, Richmond World Festival, on Sept. 25, 2015!

 

Winning a nationally recognized award for Best Festival, the Richmond World Festival in 2015 boasted a record attendance of 25,000+. Cinevolution Media Art Society joined the larger festival with Your Kontinent Digital Carnival, hightlighting the work of eight media arts working in the Lower Mainland of BC. While I exhibited a cold source El Wire installation, fellow artists displayed a wide variety of works including: app art, installation, sensor-based technology, video, interactive elements performance art and audio/sound art.

 

Exhibiting artists L - R: Marina Szijarto, Glen Anderson, Laura Lee Coles, Rob Scharein, Dave Leith, Victoria Gibson, Merlyn Chipman and Lynn Chen Groppi (curator).

Missing: prOphecy sun and me (taking photo)

 

Special Thanks:

Ying Wang, Lynn Chen Groppi, staff and volunteers of Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Richmond World Festival organizers and the City of Richmond, BC