The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Trinity Square Video (TSV) and Vtape, present HELLO AMIGA, a special animation project. TAIS has commissioned six artists to create experimental animations that return to the roots of digital culture by exploring Amiga computers that were popularized for graphics processing and image creation in the 1980s and early 1990s. Artists Daniel Barrow, Barry Doupé, Amy Lockhart, Alex McLeod, Lorna Mills, and Mark Pellegrino have created works that generate necessary critical discourse around the use of old technology through new manipulations. With an accompanying essay by Andrew James Paterson, available at: helloamiga.ca
Exhibition begins November 15 with an opening reception, and runs through December 15, 2012 at Trinity Square Video. Panel discussion at OCADU November 16, 6:30pm. Hello Amiga Workshop with participating artists Alex McLeod and Mark Pellegrino December 8, 2-5pm, Trinity Square Video. Hello Amiga Masterclass with participating artist Lorna Mills: Animated GIFs and Technical Opportunism, December 15, 2012, 2-4pm, Trinity Square Video.
Program includes: Advanced Search Terms by Daniel Barrow; Whaty by Barry Doupé; Landscapes by Amy Lockhart; Dark Space Beach by Alex McLeod; G.I.R.L by Mark Pellegrino; Peaceable Kingdom by Lorna Mills.
Still credit: G.I.R.L, Mark Pellegrino.