1997 1st 7a*11d Festival
Friday August 1 to Monday August 11
vernissage Wednesday August 6 8 pm
:JAWA:bot:Machines That Perform RANT Saturday August 9 11 pm
165 John St, 3rd floor (just north of Queen St W)
Why do we want to imitate life through robotics? Movement: A love, an understanding, a familiarity. Stillness does not exist in the natural world we are a part of… It’s all alive. How could we not want to imitate what is most beautiful?
Diane McGrath has been creating multidisciplinary new media work for over six years. She has worked in painting, holography, metal, mould-making and electromechanical sculpture. Her work is primarily concerned with issues of identity, technology and gender. Movement and humour are integral elements to the work that reflect the movements of nature, society and the body and induce a situation where the audience is a direct participant in the experience of the work.