David Tomas

Born in 1950, David Tomas is an artist and an anthropologist whose multimedia and photographic works explore the cultures and transcultures of imaging systems. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has also written articles on the cultures of imaging systems, the history of cybernetics, cyborgs and contemporary art practices. Tomas is the author of Transcultural Space and Transcultural Beings (1996), of an internet book entitled The Encoded Eye, the Archive, and its Engine House (1998-2000) published on-line as a research e-book by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Tech ( and of a book (co-authored with Michèle Thériault) entitled Duction (2001). His lastest books Beyond the Image Machines: A history of Visual Technologies and A Blinding Flash of Light: Photography Between Disciplines and Media were published in 2004. He lives and works in Montréal.


Rum and Coca - Cola

1992, 17:00 minutes, colour, English / French

Critical Writing

Echoes of Touch and the Temptations of Scientific Representations
by David Tomas. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, 2002. New York: Routledge Press, 2002.
Public Space, Virtually
by Earl Miller. Fuse, Summer 1995, v. 18, no. 4.
David Tomas: Chemical Skins, 1994. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1994.