Looking forward to some downtime to play on your phone? Make our ads in community newspapers and posters in public places come to life using only a smartphone and a free app.
Until December 31, The Art Gallery of Regina invites people across the province to have magical a magical experience with art through their phones with their Moving Pictures augmented reality screening series featuring nine moving image artworks by Saskatchewan artists.
curated by Sandee Moore
Rania AlHarthi, Lindsay Arnold, Ian Campbell and Heidi Phillips, Dennis Jackson, David Garneau with Peter Brass, John Graham, Graeme Patterson, Theo Pelmus with Kristin Snowbird, and Lindsey Rewuski
Dates: until December 31, 2020
Cost: Free (requires cellular data if not connected to WiFi)
Location: outdoor public places and community newspapers across Saskatchewan
Look for our posters in these communities: Regina, Shaunavon, Willow Bunch, Ogema, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Estevan, Leader, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, La Ronge, Indian Head.
Make art come to life in these Newpapers: Last Mountain Times, Northern Advocate, Northern Pride, Planet S, Prairie Dog, Prince Albert Daily Herald, and Yorkton This Week.
The Art Gallery of Regina (AGR), along with its partner the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), is thrilled to extend its successful augmented reality project Moving Pictures until December 31, 2020 thanks to additional funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. Curated by Sandee Moore, Moving Pictures invites you to have a magical experience with art and technology; it’s easy:
• Download the free Artivive app from the App Store or Google Play
• Open the Artivive App on your smartphone
• Position the poster or ad image to fill your smartphone screen
• Enjoy the video!
Throughout the summer and fall the AGR has taken art out of the gallery and onto the streets, walking paths, sidewalks and parking lots of communities across Saskatchewan. With the arrival colder weather, the AGR invites people across the province to make our art come to life from the pages of community newspapers using only a smartphone and the free Artivive app.
We want to connect people safely and over distances. The shared stories and experiences in Moving Pictures bring us together as a province - safely, through electronic signals.
Artists Rania AlHarthi, Lindsay Arnold, Ian Campbell and Heidi Phillips, Dennis Jackson, David Garneau with Peter Brass, John Graham, Graeme Patterson, Theo Pelmus with Kristin Snowbird, and Lindsey Rewuski employ storytelling approaches that range from poetic collages of found images to captivatingly personal performance to profoundly moving accounts of struggle recounted in quirky stop-motion animation. Together, the moving image works included in Moving Pictures activate empathy and create understanding about our complex identities in Saskatchewan
Download the free Artivive app in advance and look for the AGR's Moving Pictures posters and ads in newspapers in your community. The project runs until December 31, 2020.
Make Art Come to Life
using only a smartphone and the free Artivive app
The artist scratches a letter to her estranged mother in Jordan onto film emulsion. Stacks of pancakes, the Canadian flag, and childlike drawings labeled “my mom” and “daddy” obscure footage of a figure silhouetted against a window. A voice whispers of fears and anxieties, drawing attention to the flickering shadows that cloak the celebratory ritual of making pancakes on Canada Day.
stop motion animation
A surreal television experience delivers a lifetime of expectations and realities for women in under 90 seconds. Inspired by the paper cut-out animations created by Terry Gilliam for the legendary sketch comedy program Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Messenger uses mid-20th century imagery to address second-wave feminist issues still relevant today.
Heidi Phillips & Ian Campbell
found 35mm film and digital video
Campbell and Phillips replace the inherent linear narratives of cinema with cycles of nature and decay. Using film footage discovered in a dumpster, the artists selected celluloid images that evidence the will of weather and time as artistic collaborators. Textured frames and decomposed images flicker, revealing the vulnerability of both technology and the natural world.
David Garneau with Peter Brass
Hoop Dancers is a celebration of athleticism, cultural continuity, adaptation and beauty. Four young men in powwow regalia play pick-up basketball, illustrating how traditional cultural practices persist in the contemporary world.
A trio of enchanted visions of otherworldly figures unfolds in this collaboration between the filmmaker and dancers in an environment of poetic experimentation. Dancers metaphorically inhabit the characters Sense, Attention and Inflection, communicating through gesture, gestures, body and sound. Dreams know the truth of the world.
Journey Through Fear
stop motion animation
Dennis Jackson's stop motion animation offers a moving insight into a way of life displaced by dams and powerlines. Journey Through Fear recounts a deadly encounter between a struggling trapper and a wild animal that was"was inspired by the stories that my mom told me about my grandpa raising 22 kids on the trap lines," says Jackson. "My inspiration has always been from my mother, all of my relations up in Sandy Bay, particularly my moshum and kokum, who are no longer with us. […] Just with what they had to go through to survive there, we have it easy today. We don't have to go out and hunt if we're hungry."
sed images flicker, revealing the vulnerability of both technology and the natural world.
Lafleche vs Woodrow 1972
stop-motion animation SD video
Graeme Patterson's stop-motion animation recreates a legendary hockey match between two local teams. The construction of myth and identity – as rural prairie folks and Canadians – is referenced in the many layers of artifice in Patterson's video: the players are figures on a bubble hockey table manipulated by big players for a small price.
Theo Pelmus with Kristin Snowbird
Adam and Eve Salteaux
Partners Theo Pelmus and Kristin Snowbird (Ojibwa and Cree) recreate performance artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay's storied Hair performance. Through this gesture of braiding their hair together, they explore the intertwining of their cultural backgrounds.
Filmed in Pine Creek reserve and Winnipeg, the video is narrated by Snowbird's mother speaking in Sotho about nature and change.
Light Movement #1
Music by Burden
Lindsey Rewuski uses practical effects, such as reflective materials, small motors, hand-painted glass slides, light sources, and physical movement, to harness light in a dark environment. In Light Movement #1, Rewuski has conjured a ball of light that unfurls, quavers and dances to a haunting score for prepared piano by Winnipeg’s Burden.
Rewuski’s composition in light was developed Sight on Sound 2019, presented by Holophon Audio Arts and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.
Cathedral Village: Connaught Library billboard, Bodhi Tree billboard, Cathedral Area Community Association billboard, 13th Ave & Rae St, Artesian Theatre billboard
Les Sherman Park: back side of City of Regina Art Collection billboards
Downtown: 11th Avenue & Scarth St, 11th Ave & Conrwall St , 12th Ave & Lorne St, 12th Ave & Scarth St., Victoria Ave & MacIntyre St, City Hall billboard
Warehouse District: Broad St between 6th and 7th Ave
Harbour Landing: Groome Park trail head; Fairchild Park trailhead; Fairchild Park recreation building
Wascana Park billboards
Candycane Park billboards
North Central: Mâmawêyatitân Centre transit shelter, Mâmawêyatitân Centre lamp posts, Mâmawêyatitân trailhead, Grassick Playground (Cameron St. & 3rd Ave.)
River Heights: Tommy's, The Drug Store, Mac's Convenience store
Lakeview: Lakeview Fine Foods, Drug Store, Brewed Awakening, KitchenGear,
Centre Street: Pocket Park, Plaza Theatre window, Grand Coteau Centre front lawn
Shawnee Hall bulletin board
Jolly Giant Pub bulletin board
Telephone pole outside of Amegos
Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre (49 Smith Street East) lobby & window.
Yorkton Regional High School (150 Gladstone Ave N)
Sacred Heart High School (280 Gladstone Ave N)
Riversdale: 20th Street West from Louis Riel Trail to Avenue E South
Nutana: Broadway Avenue from 12th Street East to 9th Street East
Special thanks to Yujie Gao for volunteering her technical assistance on this project.
Engage (Fall 2020)
CBC Radio Saskatchewan Weekend (September 26)
CTV https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2045152#2039776 (September 26)
Thank you to our sponsor SaskTel for allowing us to post an article about Moving Pictures from their internal newsletter (PDF below)
Katherine Boyer: Where the Sky Carries The Sun
Where the Sky Carries the Sun
October 27 – November 9, 2020
Through distance and closure, there is the potential to become closer: closer to artist's processes, research and the experiences that inform their work.
The Art Gallery of Regina, in partnership with AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon), offers intimate glimpses into artist Katherine Boyer's online sketchbook. Boyer explores quieted, liminal spaces where elements meet as metaphorically conducive to understanding the fluidity of personal and cultural identity through family archives. Boyer's research and art-making labour spans (and bridges) textiles, carpentry and horizon lines. Boyer harnesses architecture to begin unraveling what we know and how we know it.
The sun is cradled by sky; imagined shifting its weight along a strap or loose in a pouch of blue cloth. If you can, be still, and look. You can see the world changing around you, sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly. Daily, a changed world. Hourly, a changed world. With each blink, a changed world. Our material culture is a mirror, the surface is a reflection of the world and universe. The substrate of the internet supports connectivity, connecting skies.
Due to COVID-19 disruptions, the Art Gallery of Regina rescheduled Boyer's solo exhibition, Where the Sky Carries the Sun, for 2022.
*Tofeelclose.com is organized by AKA artist-run
Imaginary Exhibition: Green & Gold
What has social isolation in the age of COVID-19 revealed to us? Perhaps that the intangible, immaterial and imperfectly recalled has the power to show us the potential of art to transform our world.
From these thoughts emerges a strange point of inspiration: an un-memory of an audacious curatorial project by Andrew Hunter in my hometown art gallery in the 1990s that I never saw.
The mental image I have pieced together from half-remembered and fractured reportage of Hunter’s show provides a suitably ungraspable starting point for an exhibition of objects displayed in the AGR's closed gallery.
Similar to the exhibition that inspired it, this Imaginary Exhibition, as I have termed it, will never be whole or concrete, only incompletely glimpsed as bits (and bytes) on social media.
Hunter's exhibition has taken on mythical proportions in my memory, but the details are scant; thus, the entire picture is unformed and lacks definition. What I think I know is that Hunter painted the entire gallery, walls and pedestals, a rich cobalt blue to contrast with his selection of all-white sculpture. The gaps in my knowledge are considerable: I don't know the name of the exhibition or the artist or artists involved. Maybe, these blanks and unknowns are there to be filled with potential.
Perhaps, it is now my idea to distort at-will.
I'm eager to put a regional spin on this half-remembered exhibition re-imagined for socially-distant viewing. I have invited members of the Art Gallery of Regina's Board of Directors to submit an object for display on a pedestal in our sealed gallery. I'm not about to paint the walls and pedestals I just finished repairing; instead, I'm flipping Hunter's concept – all the objects on display in our all-white gallery are the green and gold of the Saskatchewan flag.
Imaginary curated by Sandee Moore