Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE: Revelations of the Interface

An OCAD University Thesis Exhibition curated by Shauna Jean Doherty and Feauring Glitch Video Work by: Nick Briz, Jennifer Chan, Adrienne Crossman, and Ezra Hanson-White

2186 Gallery, 2186 Dundas St. West,  March 28th – April 2nd 2014

The exhibition SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE investigates the increasing invisibility of the technology that surrounds us. Four new media artists, Ezra Hanson-White, Jennifer Chan, Nick Briz and Adrienne Crossman use the digital interface as their subject in these experimental glitch video works, critically considering the implications of technological pervasiveness and its increasing transparency. Through the appropriation of software imagery and computer glitches these artists disrupt the conventional representation of digital information. They effectively suggest alternative perspectives and modes of expression in a world saturated by technology designed to go undetected.

Featuring my Series #1 piece













"Adrienne Crossman's Series #1 produces complex visual effects through the application of the deconstructive video editing technique known as datamoshing. By deleting the key frames that comprise digital videos, in this case gleaned from YouTube, Crossman reveals the components that allow them to function while producing stunningly colourful results. These digital yet painterly abstractions connote the visual possibilities latent within digital media.

Through the re-presentation of well-known masterpieces, Crossman highlights the anti-canonical nature of the glitch genre and the challenges that face new media art in the context of the conventional art institution. The use of the glitch as applied to these traditional works disrupts notions of the art historical canon, breaking apart its authoritative and exclusive underpinnings. Contrasting these two media forms, painting and glitch video raises questions surrounding the presentation, preservation, and production of digital art works, problematizing typical exhibition practices."

- Shauna Jean Doherty

http://sjdcuratorialprojects.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transcending Binaries at Xpace -Part of IMAGES FESTIVAL - April 11th to May 3rd

Main Space of Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne, Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
Transcending Binaries

April 11th - May 3rd
Sarah D’Angelo, Adriana Disman, Nathan Flint, Bronwen Deurbrouck, Peter Rahul, and Quinn Robertson

Curated by Adrienne Crossman and part of IMAGES FESTIVAL 
 

Transcending Binaries is a group exhibition that explores the idea of a post-binary world within the confines of digital media – a medium that, at its most fundamental level, operates within a binary language. The exhibition features Sarah D’Angelo, Adriana Disman, Nathan Flint, Bronwen Deurbrouck, Peter Rahul, and Quinn Robertson as they interrogate what it means to occupy and/or create productive spaces where post-binary transgressions may occur.

Download Exhibition Essay here

Modem Mantra, Peter Rahul - 2014

Portrait of the Artist as a Hard Drive, Nathan Flint - 2014

Mall Videos, Sarah D'Angelo - 2013-2014












http://xpace.info/exhibition-event/transcending-binaries/
http://www.imagesfestival.com/calendar.php?event_id=1299&month=n

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE // at 2186 Dundas this Friday March 28th

SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE // revelations of the interface
2186 Gallery
March 28th - April 2nd 2014
Curated by Shauna Jean Doherty
OCADU Thesis Exhibition

The exhibition SYS.TE/M FAIL.U+RE investigates the increasing invisibility of the technology that surrounds us.

Four new media artists, Ezra Hanson-White, Jennifer Chan, Nick Briz and Adrienne Crossman use the digital interface as their subject in these experimental video works, critically considering the implications of technological transparency.

Through the appropriation of software imagery and computer glitches these artists disrupt the conventional representation of digital information. They effectively suggest alternative perspectives and modes of expression in a world saturated by technology designed to go undetected.

Opening reception March 28th from 7 - 10 pm with a sound installation by Thomas Cade.



 



































Poster Designed by Monika Traikov

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373899099418648/

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LONG WINTER - Year 2 Volume 5

if you missed my kaleidoscope workout video projections at Feast in the East last year, here's yr chance:

 
https://www.facebook.com/events/526751397440956/
http://torontolongwinter.com/

Saturday, February 22, 2014

(heartbreak) in the "Making Love" edition of Kapsula

<3 <br> (heartbreak) is the most recent video work I created for the Making Love edition of Kapsula, released this past Valentine's day. You can download the PDF here http://kapsula.ca/releases/KAPSULA_MAKINGLOVE.pdf - the video is only viewable after download.





Kapsula is digital listserv/magazine dedicated to engaged and evaluative art criticism.
http://kapsula.ca/

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Very Important Things feature!

The ladies over at Very Important Things, a blog that aims to share, support, and celebrate creative women, did an interview and feature on me in relation to my glitch art practice.


Check it out at http://veryimportantthingstoronto.tumblr.com/post/76380284406/intro-to-a-cool-person-adrienne-crossman-glitch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veryimportantthings

AUX TV - Omhouse 'All the Way' - Scion Session at the BLK BOX

This past December William Andrew Finlay Stewart and I art directed the live session/music video for 'All the Way' by Omhouse in partnership with AUX.TV. I created video projections that were used as part of the lighting and projected on the band members and on the set for the duration of the shoot.

Projection still






















Omhouse includes guitarist/singer/producer Steven Foster, drummer Evan Cartwright and bassist Ben Harney. In this performance they are joined by guest guitarist Carmen Elle (Army Girls, DIANA).



omhouse.bandcamp.com