Surrey, British Columbia, Urban Screen presents Electric Speed

08Dec11

December 02, 2011

McDonald, and Jon Sasaki and curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcom Levy, New Forms Media Arts Society

Electric Speed was developed for presentation as a Canadian component of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 initiative http://mcluhan2011.eu/ celebrating the centennial birth year of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Shown in two parts on Surrey Urban Screen, Electric Speed is presented in conjunction with the McLuhan in Europe 2011 initiative celebrating the centennial birth year of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan, and is the only Canadian presentation of this international project.

According to the late media theorist Marshall McLuhan, speed is of radical effect, having an impact on everything from how we understand notions of the centre and how we experience physical space to how our senses operate in an era of communication technology. Through speed, distance contracts, producing a simultaneous global present and the famous concept of the “global village”. At the same time, our contemporary moment finds a place for the critique of speed and technology, for asking what is too fast, and where we might find modes in which to be slow.

The artists in this series have been invited to question totalizing visions of a simultaneous global culture in order to design or reinvent ideas of connection between people, systems or places. The artwork can be viewed at Surrey Urban Screen, as well as previewed on the website www.electricspeed.ca. A publication documenting this project will be launched in January 2012.

Part One: December 2, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Features the work of Melissa Mongiat & Mouna Andraos

Part Two: January 27, 2012 – March 31, 2012
Features the work of Jon Sasaki, Jeremy Bailey, Jillian McDonald and Will Gill  http://tinyurl.com/bs9dxa9

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