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October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Factory Media Centre Grand Opening

Friday, October 21, 2022, 6-11pm
1-366 Victoria Avenue North, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5G6

Factory Media Centre is thrilled to open our gallery and studios in a new modernized media arts community space!

Join us on Friday, October 21 for an evening of exhibition receptions, tours, and performances at 366 Victoria Avenue North.

Grand Opening Schedule:
6:00pm: Doors Open
6:00-9:00pm: Exhibition Receptions, 360 Projector Demonstrations
9:30-10:30pm: Live.code.ontario Algorithmic Music performances
11:00pm: Doors Close

For more information please visit:
www.factorymediacentre.ca/366-grand-opening

Exhibition Receptions:

Alt-Futures
Hanan Abbas, Emkay Adjei-Manu, Abby Adjekum, John Hill, Tee Kundu, Czarina Mendoza, and Dalia Shalabi
On view from October 21-December 21, 2022

In Summer 2022 Factory Media Hosted a digital residency program entitled Alt-Futures which fostered collaboration and technical skill-sharing amongst participants. We are pleased to feature the culminative work from this residency alongside our grand opening launch. The exhibition features new artwork from seven exciting, emerging BIPOC artists: Hanan Abbas, Emkay Adjei-Manu, Abby Adjekum, John Hill, Tee Kundu, Czarina Mendoza, and Dalia Shalabi.

For more information please visit:
www.factorymediacentre.ca/alt-futures

AR Activations
Quinn Hopkins, Gabriel Masewich, MEDIAH, SJ Okemow, Uii Savage, and Quentin VerCetty
On view from October 21-December 31, 2023

Factory Media Centre is thrilled to launch AR Activations, a project featuring new augmented reality works by Quinn Hopkins, Gabriel Masewich, MEDIAH, SJ Okemow, Uii Savage, and Quentin VerCetty. The works in AR Activations were created in response to Factory Media Centre’s new home in a historical hydro building and investigates relationships to the land, nature, and cosmos.

For more information please visit:
www.factorymediacentre.ca/ar-activations

Tours and Demonstrations:

Factory Media Centre encourages all visitors to explore our new studios and gallery spaces during our grand opening. FMC representatives will lead visitors through our new home regularly throughout the evening.

A staple of the evening will focus on the demonstration of FMC’s BroomX MK360 immersive projector and its capabilities for artistic projects led by Jessica Rodríguez (Chair of the FMC Board of Directors).

Performances:

Live.code.ontario – Algorithmic Music
Live.code.ontario will perform an algorithmic music set to close the event. Live.code.ontario aims to build a community around the practice of live coding while being open and interested in any other forms of creativity and imagination. If you are a seasoned live coder wishing to jam, an artist interested in coding, a coder interested in the arts, or anybody curious enough and wishing to connect with others – come and join us, please make yourself known to Live.code.ontario this evening!


About the Factory Media Centre
The Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run resource centre located in Hamilton, Ontario. FMC is dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms.

Our mission is to develop and support a vibrant, sustainable, creative, and diverse community of Members within Hamilton and its surrounding region, who are involved or interested in the art, the craft, and the technologies, of motion picture media. In addition to our mission, we also provide access to facilities, equipment, peer resources and educational initiatives to the community of time-based visual artists, as well as to the community at large. Through our programming we hope to encourage the development and appreciation of all related visual art forms through an ongoing program of screenings and events.

The renovation of FMC’s new home was made possible through an Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant of $150,000 to build an accessible, affordable, and modernized media arts community space for local artists. FMC is infinitely grateful for the years of stability this relocation will provide.

Factory Media Centre
1-366 Victoria Avenue North
Hamilton, ON L8L 5G6
[email protected]
www.factorymediacentre.ca

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