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!