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


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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


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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!


I was pleased to find out I am the feature artist on ArtistRunWebsite for Monday, May 11, 2015!


I have used Artist Run Website as my domain for several years and can say I am very happy with what they offer for a busy artist with very little time. It's easy to set up, maintain and makes it a snap to upload all kinds of media. Thank you to Dallas Jeffs for the article and Eric Deis of Artist Run Website for all your hard work!


See the full article HERE



May to July will be musical months full of theremins! I have been asked to lead a Youth Mentorship for the Vancouver Experiemntal Theremin Orchestra through VIVO Media Arts Centre from May to early July with support from TELUS Vancouver Community Board Grant, Vancouver Jazz Festival, BC Arts Council and VIVO Media Arts Centre.


The now full mentorship will include: An artist talk by myself, 'The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice', a talk and demo by Calgary guest thereminist, Kathryn Davies aka Molly Merriweather, a two day theremin-building workshop, rehearsals and a final performance at VIVO Media Arts Centre on July 4th. See details of the mentorship call and announcements will be forthcoming for the show.


VIVO Call Link



Artist Talk: The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice, Maker Education Salon: Spring Edition,

Mozilla Hive Lab Vancouver, March 3.

2015 started out nice and easy with several artist talks in Vancouver. I had the pleasure to visit my old alma mater, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, to speak to the senior Integrated Media Arts class in January. It was a good experience for me to share my career so far, since my graduation, and to encourage students in opportunities available to them upon their graduation. I emphasized the importance of time management, networking, stepping stones to artist run centres and the role of integrated media in community engagement.


In March, I was asked to give a talk, on behalf of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO), to Mozilla Hive Lab's Maker Education Salon. I delivered the talk 'The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice', to a packed house of educators and maker enthusiasts, highlighting artists who use the 1920-invented instrument as a componant in their projects.


Check the Upcoming Page for my current and upcoming talks, demos, workshop and exhibitions.



Nine Vancouver artists will be exhibiting a one evening media art and live electronic performance, curated and produced by students from VIVO Media Arts Centre's Career Development Mentorship with media artist, Wynne Palmer. This event is hosted and supported by VIVO Media Arts Centre in conjunction with a BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Grant.

SKIN addresses abstract concepts, derived from the material form of the physical body as a point of departure. The exhibition explores concepts including body architecture, gender, body shame, the remediated body, body as machine, collective health and spatial interactions. The famous Protagorean statement, "man is the measure of all things . . .” (aside from relativism) is an inspiration for using the human structure as a referencing unit of infinite things.

** Event is free to enter**

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VIVO Media Arts Centre website announcement


Lead Curator/Fascilitator: Wynne Palmer

Curator/Producers: Zandi Dandizette, Alanna Ho. Anchi Lin, Marchien Veen, Corie Waugh


Thanks to Guest Artists: Crista Dahl, Matt Troy and Vincent Parker


Special Thanks:

Emily Smith and VIVO Media Arts Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council,

City of Vancouver and Gaming/Province of BC

Time for another Electroluminescent Wire (El Wire) workshop, this time we're making lanterns. The workshop is from 3:30-5:30PM, Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Aberthau Mansion. Please see link for details and to register with West Point Grey Community Centre. There is a $20 cost to cover El Wire, and I will be bringing the other supplies. The added bonus for participants is the opportunity to exhibit in the Lighting of Aberthau event on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 6-9PM. This event is very well attended with 200+, there will be other media projects presented and a choir. If you are interested in participating in a community engaged art project, now is your chance!


West Point Grey Community Centre website

I have the pleasure of leading a BC Arts Council funded mentorship through VIVO Media Arts Centre through the month of November, with a one night show at the conclusion, the first week of December.


With the support of BC Arts Council and VIVO, I will be doing a lecture/discussion style presentation, reviewing portfolios and cvs and assisting artists in conceiving and carrying out producer duties for creating their own exhibition. In addition, I have asked local emerging artists, Matt Troy and Vincent Parker to stop by and present as guest speakers, along with senior artist Crista Dahl, who will be giving a tour of the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive at VIVO Media Arts Centre.


This will be a rather cathartic experience for me, as it will be the culmination of my knowledge from education and work experience as a professional graphic designer/photographer, interdisciplinary artist, curator and producer over the past 25 years. I'm quite excited to share my experiences, as it is my hope to introduce and educate emerging artists to the world of professional art and business, and to ensure a sense of confidence for a smooth transition.


While I'm still working on my presentation, I'm finding that I am adding more and more, realizing the volume of information that I need to cover as basics!


Since this mentorship is a BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Grant through VIVO, we will be accepting submissions to this FREE mentorship for emerging artists 18-24yrs. old ONLY.

If you are or know of an emerging artist who would like to submit to this mentorship opportunity, please pass along the following link for details and submission form:


VIVO Media Arts Centre


Dates: Nov. 8 - 29, 2014 (Saturdays: 10AM - 6PM)

Final Exhibition: 'SKIN', Dec. 5, 2014. 8PM - 1AM


Special thanks: VIVO Media Arts Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver and Gaming/Province of BC.