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

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Special Thanks:

curators: Laura Lee Coles (LocoMotoArt), Giorgio Magnanensi (Vancouver New Music),

International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2015, and event staff, volunteers and sponsors


 Poster: Mark Nazemi


Oscillations is in partnership with Vancouver Park Board – Arts, Culture and Engagement Department; Vancouver New Music, LocoMotoArt and the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2015, funded in part by the City of Vancouver Cultural Affairs Department Community Arts Development Grant.

An exciting evening of outdoor digital sound, visual and performance works at Charleson Park in Vancouver, including: Artificial Intelligence, 3-D graphics, video mapping, ambient sound environments, bio-art, performance art, video projections, light installation, video feedback, sound walks and more!

7:45pm: Jean Routhier conducts a soundwalk
9:00pm: Site Performance Mi Rae & prOphecy sun
9:30 - 11pm: Exhibition of 22 digital art installations

Participating LocoMotoArt Artists:
Sammy Chien, Laura Lee Coles, Merlyn Chipman, Bobbi Kozinuk, Dave Leith,

Mark Nazemi with Amir Aziz, Sebnem Ozpeta, Wynne Palmer, Aaron Rice, Rob Scharein,

Phonal and Miles Thorogood

Special Guest Artists:
Jeremy Inkel, Mi Rae Rosner & prOphecy sun, Valerie d. Walker in collaboration with Bobbi Kozinuk and Bio-artists: Tyler Fox, Steven Barnes and Carlos Castellanos

Participating Vancouver New Music Artists:
Giorgio Magnanensi, Joda Clement and Jean Routhier


Guest Dance Artists:
Kaitey DeSante, Lily Hsu, Heather Lamoureux, Jess Marlow, Kelly Mclnnes

WHEN: 7:45-11PM, August 16, 2015
WHERE: Charleson Park, 999 Charleson Road, Vancouver, BC

Producers: Laura Lee Coles, Giorgio Magnanensi
Graphic Design Poster: Mark Nazemi
Marketing & Promotion: Heather McDermid, Charlotte Newman, Zoe Quinn (VNM)
Maryam Mobini and Wynne Palmer (LMA)
Technical Director: Bobbi Kozinuk
Volunteer Coordination: Laura Lee Coles, Wynne Palmer, Heather McDermid
Documentation: Laura Lee Coles, VANDOCUMENT


LocoMotoArt Blog

Facebook Event Page

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Georgia Straight, William F. White International Inc., Village Vancouver, CiTR 101.9FM, Pekoe Tea Lounge, Holiday Inn and IMAPON.



After fullfilling the role of Lead Facilitator/Mentor for the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO), the theremin mentorship is coming quickly to a close now. After a set of artist talks, a theremin-building workshop, and the addition of 8 new members, the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra is well into rehearsals now for the July 4th show production,


Experimental Futures


Opening the evening will be Spectrum Interview, and the premiere performance by the Laptop Ensemble. VETO will be pulling out all the stops on this one, with 1 conductor, 10-12 theremins, 1 film, 2 media artists and ... an opera singer! This will be a dramatic show!


7PM, July 4, 2015

VIVO Media Arts Centre

2625 Kaslo St. Vancouver, BC


Facebook Event Page

EventBrite Tickets (by donation)

VIVO Media Arts Centre website info

Poster: Martin Reisle

Special Thanks:

TELUS Community Board, BC Arts Council, Vancouver Jazz Festival. Huge thank you to Emily Smith and VIVO Media Arts Centre!