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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!