tonight: HELLO AMIGA, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

NEW WORK COMMISSIONED BY THE TORONTO ANIMATED IMAGE SOCIETY (facebook event page)

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Trinity Square Video (TSV) and Vtape, present Hello Amiga, a special animation project. TAIS has commissioned six artists to create experimental animations that return to the roots of digital culture by exploring Amiga computers that were popularized for graphics processing and image creation in the 1980s and early 1990s. Artists Daniel Barrow, Barry Doupé, Amy Lockhart, Alex McLeod, Lorna Mills and Mark Pellegrino have created works that generate necessary critical discourse around the use of old technology through new manipulations.

With an accompanying essay by Andrew James Paterson.
HELLOAMIGA.CA

GALLERY EXHIBIT

HELLO AMIGA premieres at Trinity Square Video, Thursday, November 15, 7pm – 10pm.
November 15 – December 15, 2012
Opening: Thursday, November 15, 7pm –10pm
Trinity Square Video
376 – 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
helloamiga.ca

Panel Discussion
Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:30pm, OCAD University, Central Hall, 230 – 100 McCaul St. FREE
Join Hello Amiga project artists Daniel Barrow, Barry Doupé, Amy Lockhart, Alex McLeod, Lorna Mills and Mark Pellegrino in conversation considering the meaning and creative potential of obsolete imaging technologies. Moderated by Philippe Blanchard, Assistant Professor, Digital Painting & Expanded Animation, OCAD University.

Workshop
Hello Amiga Workshop with participating artists Alex McLeod and Mark Pellegrino
Saturday, December 8, 2-5pm, TSV, 376 – 401 Richmond St. W.
$15.00
$10.00 – TAIS and TSV Members
Workshop limited to 15 participants. To sign up please call 416-593-1332

While addressing his work, Mark Pellegrino will provide a brief history of Amiga technology and offer an introduction to working with Amiga digital emulators. Alex McLeod will talk about the influence of Amiga animation on contemporary digital production while giving insight into his practical approach to image creation.

Artist Talk
Hello Amiga Masterclass with participating artist Lorna Mills: Animated GIFs and Technical Opportunism
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2-4pm, TSV, 376 – 401 Richmond St. W.
$15.00
$10.00 – TAIS and TSV Members
Masterclass limited to 15 participants. To sign up please call 416-593-1332

Lorna Mills’ will present tips, tricks and strategies for image theft, along with a presentation on animated gifs.

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