Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. Lab Performance featured in

Subversive Technologies

presented by e_fagia

September 15 to October 2 of 2011

Opening reception on Thursday, September 15, from 6-9PM
Featuring an artist talk by Ricardo Dominguez and a media installation by No Media Collective.

Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4E 2J8 Canada

This year’s Digital Event Subversive Technologies investigates how artists respond to communication technology as one of the major sources of power in contemporary societies. During the last few years we have seen an increase in web and electronic artists and activists that use digital tools to create an impact on their societies or to register social unrest. The artists participating in Subversive Technologies use communication, information and networking technologies as a tool to reject control society, in an attempt to liberate bodies across spaces/territories, and across social and political categories.

Digital Event’11 features three installations, as well as web art, performances and video art works by more than 20 artists from canada and abroad. The art exhibition will be presented in conjunction with conferences, workshops and live media events by artists, curators, activists and scholars from different disciplines. Some of the artists present in this event are Ricardo Dominguez, Micha Cárdenas, Elle Mehrmand, No Media Collective, Alessandra Renzi, Roberta Buiani, Ulysses Castellanos, Sofia Escobar, Juan David Casas, Miguel García, Angie Bonino, Ian Paul, Nacho Duran and Balam Soto.


Subversive Technologies

Curated by Arlan Londoño, with Gabriel Roldos and Federica Matelli

Programming Highlights

Opening reception:
September 15, from 6 - 9 pm
Featuring an artist talk by Ricardo Dominguez and a media installation by No Media Collective.
Artist talks:
e_fagia is proud to present Ricardo Dominguez, co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), past co-director of Thing (post.thing.net), and past member of Critical Art Ensemble (CAE).

Tuesday september 13, from 7:30 – 9 pm
Auditorium, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1W1
Co-presented by the Faculty of Art, OCAD University as part of Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series.

Thursday September 15, 6 – 7 pm
At Toronto Free Gallery

Live Streaming
by No Media Collective
Thursday September 15, from 6 - 9 pm
Saturday September 17, and 24, from 2 - 5 pm
Saturday October 1, from 2 - 5 pm

Performances:
Reverse Apotheosis: End of The World a performance and new media presentation by Ulysses Castellanos, Sofia Escobar and Juan David Casas curated by Gabriel Roldos from Fluid New Media Lab, New York, USA.
Saturday September 17, from 2 - 3 pm

Virus.circus.laboratory by transgender performance and new media artists Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand
Saturday September 24, from 2 - 3 pm
All performances will be presented at Toronto Free Gallery

Workshops:
From Html Conceptualism to Transborder Disturbances
by Ricardo Dominguez
At 80 Gould Street, Room 202, Rogers Communications Centre Ryerson University
With the support of The Infoscape Centre For The Study Of Social Media, Ryerson University
Monday 12, Wednesday 14, and Friday 16 of September
from 5 - 8 pm

Performing The Body: Wearable Electronics, Sound And Erotics
by Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand
At LIFT, Liason Of Independent Filmmakers Of Toronto
1137 Dupont Street, M6H 2A3
From Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 of September, 6 - 10 pm

Activism Beyond The Interface an itinerant production lab
by Alessandra Renzi and Roberta Buiani
At toronto Free Gallery
One day workshop and performance on October 1,
from 12 - 4 pm

On Screen:
Political Subversion, a curatorial video project presented by Federica Matelli from Liminalb, Barcelona, Spain that includes the following program:

Monography
by Angie Bonino
Saturday September 17, from 2 - 3 pm

Interferences
by Miguel García
Saturday September 24, from 2 - 3 pm

Digital Event’11 is possible thanks to the support from: Canada Council For The Arts, The Toronto Free Gallery, Tinto Coffee House, aluCine Festival And OCAD University. We would also like to acknowledge the support from the artists Ricardo Rozental, Edgardo Moreno and Rodrigo Hernandez, and all the volunteers that have made this possible

contact [at] e-fagia [dot] org
http://www.e-fagia.org/

The Electronic Disturbance Theater/bang lab
(Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Elle Mehrmand, and MFA Alumna Micha Cárdenas)

Related Links:

Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/ricardo-dominguez

Lecturer Brett Stalbaum
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/brett-stalbaum

Micha Cárdenas
http://michacardenas.org

Image Credit:
Image of Ricardo Dominguez with the Transborder Immigrant Tool is courtesy of the Artist and e_fagia