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Kamloops Luminocity public art project

Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett The Deep Dark, 2015
Image Credit: Contributed/Kamloops Art Gallery
October 19, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Luminocity is a FREE week-long public art project organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout downtown Kamloops. This off-site initiative is a forum for independent media arts regionally, nationally and internationally. Enlivening public spaces in unexpected ways, Luminocity embraces new creative concepts and modes of expression in the media arts field and encourages diverse audience engagement outside the Gallery’s regular programming. It includes over 25 artists and multiple sites with weekend performances by bands and DJs.

Luminocity 2016 details:

  • October 31 to November 8, 2014
  • Downtown Kamloops > After Dark
  • FREE for all ages

In the fall of 2014, this week-long public art project dazzled viewers with legendary weekend dance parties and video projections in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Inspired by popular public art events across the country such as Nuit Blanche, the KAG’s inaugural presentation transformed Kamloops’ urban environment with projections on the facades of buildings and in storefront windows, site specific installations at Riverside Park and performances in the Rotary Bandshell as a way of connecting people to the city in innovative ways.

During the darkening days of fall, this year Luminocity lights up similar sites and introduces new ones with a selection of diverse multi-media work by artists from across the country and from here at home. For the duration of Luminocity, Dion and Ryland Fortie transform the Rotary Bandshell into Auxiliary Glow, a reserve of lights and visuals, bizarre shadows, strange characters, analog video effects and visuals. The Bandshell is once again home to two weekends of live musical performances featuring local and touring bands and DJs as well as evening talks, screenings and performances throughout the week. Luminocity is a unique offering to explore the city of Kamloops in a new way and to take in video art projects from a diverse range of artists.

Curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery

Generously sponsored by Nicola Eye Care

Participating artists include:

Patrick Bernatchez / Caitlin c. Brown and Wayne Garrett / Doug Buis / Pascal Grandmaison / Devon Lindsay / Matt Macintosh and Keesic Douglas /
Lynne Marsh / Monica McGarry / Jeremy Shaw / Matt Smith / Mark Soo / Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan / Tania Willard

With Adjunct projects, talks and performances by:

Arbour Aboriginal Artist Collective, Kelsey Braun, Levi Glass, Rónan McGrath, Monica McGarry & Jessie Kobylanski, Melaina Todd and Office of Surrealist Investigations

Participating businesses and organizations include:

Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops Museum & Archives, Padlock Studios, Office of Surrealist Investigations, Red Beard, Red Collar, GK Sound, Zack’s Coffee and Barnacle Records

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