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

Click throught the entire show catalogue


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.