1. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 1
Run time: 0:18
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

2. LUCHA
Brisa MP
Run time: 7:33
LUCHA is artificial intelligence project by Brisa MP. LUCHA 1.0 was created in 2020, and is centred upon the performing arts and technology piece titled HERE. LUCHA project explore the collaboration between humans and machines for re-think the bodies and identity notion sharing the power of artistic space like political territory.

3. The Birth of the World
Brad Necyk, Gary James Joynes, and Isabelle Van Grimde
Run time: 12:48
The Birth of the World begins sometime in the future—time passes, and time passes again. We are sometime after the fall, the landscape is baron, harsh. We are witnessing the birth of a new world. Two survivors connect, try to heal each other as they are the sole witnesses to a brave new world.

4. Matters A:Rising
Danielle Imara and Yolande Brener
Run time: 4:35
Matters A: Rising, an experimental documentary in which Black people in the UK and US aged between 17 -70 discuss their responses to the 2020 BLM protests via Zoom. Matters A:Rising is a collaboration between live/video artist Danielle Imara and artist and author Yolande Brener

5. [Power_B]Ar[k]cing
Mez Breeze
Run time: 1:46
"In [works like] [Power_B]Ar[k]cing - especially given her liberation of the body (and specifically women's bodies) - Mez creates bodies that escape the constraints of anthropoid forms and include different life and machinic forms return us to questions of identity and gender formation." – Professor Fiona Becket

6. There is no Direct Glitch Anymore
Gabby Kieran
Run time: 2:35
Gabby Keiran is a frequent daydreamer, who has always been the type of person to imagine herself in the positions of her favourite characters, travelling across fantastical lands, learning new skills, and accessing powers that she somehow always had hidden deep inside.

7. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 2
Run time: 0:20
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

8. I Couldn't Hear Myself
Nicholas Hertz
Run time: 2:29
By manipulating a fragmented gaze, the image is driven by the misuse of space and image; deconstructing and reconstructing the viewer's understanding of the body and technology.

9. Visibility
Kasie Campbell
Run time: 2:36
These digital paintings revolve around the feminine grotesque, the anxieties and insecurities around experiences in Campbell's own body. This work critiques the ways in which social media censors, sexualizes and silences women's bodies. Several images in this series revolve around the tasks of motherhood and daily life such as breastfeeding, lactating, pumping, bathing etc. Although these digital paintings are abstracted through pixelation, several have been removed for not following community guidelines on nudity and sexuality. The standards of beauty that are perpetuated through photoshop and editing of the body is harmful and the relentless censorship of the reality of women's bodies by the media is misogynistic oppression.

10. Å®†3ƒ@ç+
Eryn Tempest
Run time: 6:32
Å®†3ƒ@ç+ is a short dance film that uses digital glitch to explore degradation and generation loss across multiple mediums. It layers and blends footage of a body dancing with the fractal textures of natural elements all buried in pastel washes of cascading residuum.

11. Glitch
Isabelle Chene
Run time: 3:53
Chene deals with anxiety on a daily basis. The looping serves as a reminder that anxiety is never truly gone, one can have good and bad days. The eyes that are suddenly popping up represents its unpredictability, never fully knowing when, where, and/or why. The increasing speed of the video is used in order to convey a panic attack, not being able to control anything causing a spiral and then eventually a shutdown.

12. Hyper Gothic
Eszter Rosta and Matthew Lapierre
Run time: 2:54
'hyper gothic' is an experimental, collaborative video portrait project between Matthew Lapierre and Eszter Rosta that contemplates psychedelic imaginaries, looking-over-time and extended duration, and performativities of site. hyper gothic reimagines Grant Wood's ubiquitous American Gothic, strategically exploiting and satirizing aesthetics of historical portraiture and theatrical tableaux vivants to transcend the pictorial image and live body. Suspended between the performative, the cinematic, and the pictorial, hyper gothic explores intermedial possibilities that challenge traditional medium-specific categorizations of artistic practices. In navigating the space between [neo]avant-garde practices of public performance and painting's conventional gallery display, the artists investigate critical and speculative interventions into the site-specificities of the digital screen, the public, and the virtual gallery as an institution itself. The work re-thinks disseminations of durational performance that push beyond live immediacies and material physicalities of co-presence, while simultaneously existing as a vital, breathing pictorial form that oscillates between movement and stasis.

13. We
Becky Thera
Run time: 3:59
'We' is an embodiment of maternal feminist ethics, investigating moments of connection, loneliness, vulnerability, and empathy. Imagining collective emotional consciousness, the video depicts a shared sense of self that extends beyond empathy. Would hurting, loving, and feeling together bring comfort or destruction?

14. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 1
Run time: 0:18
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

15. Death Eye 3
Beau Coleman
Artistic Collaborator: Brittany Snellen
Run time: 2:29
The work, Death Eye 3, was created in response to COVID-19 and the fragility we all find ourselves living within between life and death.

16. self-less
Dana Dal Bo
Run time: 3:06
Self-less (Dana Dal Bo 2014-ongoing) emphasizes the not symmetrical relationship between self and other that is catalyzed by the mirror and asks how that relationship is further complicated by technology. The installation uses hundreds of screen-captured selfies- naked people taking their own picture in bathroom mirrors with smartphones; a practice that is prolifically performed across borders, genders, orientations, races, ages, religions, sizes, classes, etc. All are included. Each subject is grey-scaled and rendered unrecognizable through digital manipulations of painting, erasing, and cloning. The manipulated images are printed, photo-copied and pasted from ceiling-to-floor-to-ceiling on the other side. A circular vanity mirror hangs in the centre of one wall facing a black mirror hanging in the centre of the opposite wall. The original unique selfies become ubiquitous- representing everyone and no one. The viewer is immersed in a sea of similar surfaces.

17. Flat Screen Dream
Marilyn Langevin & Thomas Fenton
Run time: 2:35
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world! Many of us have lost sight of what it looked like, and how we were connected. This project is about dealing with the dream-like lives we have been living, and adapting to shifting technological and social climates.

18. #newnotification
Karlee Mong
Run time: 0:35
In the digital collage, 'Reality', Mong explored the daily updated news and social media posts about COVID-19, and the sense of being overwhelmed by the large amount of negative news about the Chinese community. In response to this digitized racism and misinformation, Mong made a still image of herself in the centre of a multi-layered storm of racist texts and tweets that were collected over the duration of the pandemic. To further emphasis the stress and anxiety Mong experienced, she combined a variety of sounds on top of one another.

19. The Distant Early Warning Collective
aAron Munson, Alice Major, Brad Necyk, Gary James Joynes, Johnathan Kawchuk, Veronika McGinnis, Marilene Oliver
Run time: 19:25
The collective aims to provide a non-discipline specific space to collaborate and create shifts in perception. Distant Early Warning is in reference to Marshall McLuhan's quote:

"I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."

This is happening.


20. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 2
Run time: 0:20
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

21. Spell Realize Spelling Reap Eyes Spells Real Lies
Joshua Navis
Run time: 2:19
"Spell Realize Spelling Real Eyes Spells Real Lies" Josh is interested in words. They can sound the same but mean different things while being spelled differently.


22. Skeleton Draws
Jingyu Zhang
Run time: 3:03
Over the last several years Zhang's studio practice has drawn on both Eastern and Western philosophical and aesthetic traditions to produce drawings, paintings and animations. Zhang's work often depicts exaggerating and satirical scenes in which skeleton-like figures engage in mundane acts that involve consumption and self-destructive behavior. One of the central focuses of Zhang's work is to explore terror and fear as a subject in order to acknowledge that the acceptance of fear can make it less horrifying. In these recent animations Zhang explores the anxiety and fear collectively felt in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. More broadly, the work also addresses themes of the circularity of being found in Buddhist philosophical traditions in an attempt to acknowledge the pandemic with a larger lens of interrelated phenomena.


23. Jiā yóu!
Kev liang
Run time: 2:31
"Jiā yóu!" is a conceptual body of work dealing with my diasporic 2nd-gen Chinese-Canadian identity, specifically within the context of being a queer/gay man in our fast-paced, contemporary, anthropocentric, labour-focused reality. Through digital experimentation, the Chinese design motif was derived from photographs I took of Chinatown structures and was then later transformed into silkscreen printmaking with a non-conventional material as a very direct and graphic visual communication of my own grasp of my identity, lineage, and future kinship. Throughout my work, I think about what is at stake for me in terms of continuing my lineage and acheiving prosperity as a queer/gay body and the child of 1st-gen immigrants who have made the life sacrifice to see their offspring succeed.


24. Solid States
Artists in About Light video work: Miguel A. Aragon, Nicholas Dowg­willo, Jason J. Ferguson, Ellie Schmidt.
Solid States Artists: Miguel A. Aragon , Sally Clegg, Nicholas Dowg­willo, Jason J. Ferguson, Leah Mackin, Mar­i­lene Oliver, Ellie Schmidt, Imin Yeh.
Curation and organisation by: Sally Clegg, Nicholas Dowgwillo and Ellie Schmidt.
Run time: 4:42
In the era of 3D imaging and digital fabrica, the distinction between object and image is blurry. The mimetic river of 'image imitates object' is reversed and becomes a whorl of eddies where images create objects, objects lose physicality, images become hardened, objects become flexible, and images become objects. In this flux, new permutations of image/object hybrids are forged. As a technology that utilises physical objects to create images, printmaking is well-positioned to explore this unique time in history.

Solid States presents works from contemporary artists whose printmaking practices navigate this new aesthetic and conceptual territory: interrogating the tangled relationship between representation and embodiment, using 3D digital processing as a tool for creating printed images, transforming 'flat' images into 3D objects, and hybridising emergent and existing methods to propose future(s) of printmaking through technological collaboration.

25. Human Emotion Machine
Jenna Hoffart
Run time: 1:49
The world that Jenna lives in is contained within her head, which she allows others to see in small glimpses through my artwork. To create her best artwork, she calls upon her Childhood self (her most genuine self) to join forces with her Adulthood self (my most experienced self) and The Castle in the Sky (the all-knowing and encompassing self). By working with these versions of herself, she not only creates art, but embodies and becomes Art. Jenna uses a variety of mediums (painting, sculpture, drawing, digital illustration, video, music, etc.) to communicate themes that are most often connected to childhood, memories, death, art-making, self-exploration, and her fragmented concept of reality.


26. Home Space
Ariana Ozga-Reinecke
Run time: 11:04
Prolonged isolation is one of the most bizarre and unnatural states on the planet. Ariana has turned away from earth and it is through space travel and science fiction that they untangle their complicated feelings toward solitude, helplessness, monotony, and the loss of time.


27. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 1
Run time: 0:18
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

28. Who Are You Without Me
Mika Haykowsky
Run time: 2:55
Now come with me on a walk through what you thought were your dreams. Resting in your back muscles is long forgotten trauma. You find things to rub up on, a self-massage, but it seems perverted. Is it wrong to seek healing from inanimate objects, to seek relief from the non-human? You can't even hug a tree without feeling it. How can we find solace and pleasure from something other than human?


29. Swan and Seed
Elise Futoransky
Run time: 2:52
Elise's stop motion animations reflects their experience with reconnecting to their personal Ukrainian heritage and relationship to tradition, and specifically how the basis of my understanding of culture is born through the body, food, and family. This reconnection has largely been facilitated through digital sources but finds its home in the analogue process of stop motion. By using poppy seeds, Elise aimed to reference these three elements as they are both preserved and modulated through a digital space.


30. Hello, and welcome to [redacted]!
Hailey Brancato
Run time: 7:22
This work by Haily Brancato explores and critiques the distribution of data across social media platforms, including the consequences they may elicit. It uses visual and verbal metaphor in order to highlight how many groups will distribute information without learning about the context behind it first. The removal of context or misinterpretation of information can often times distort the original meaning, and this information is often then distributed at face value and taken up in different ways. In this piece this appears as the meal: the food is clearly wrong, but the appearance of confidence from the leftmost character causes the other characters to trust their apparent knowledge and write it off as correct. Often times this happens on social media when certain movements or events gain traction, and the data behind it can often be skewed or unreliable.


31. Le corps en question(s) / The Body in Question(s)
Van Grimde Corps Secrets and Foumalade
Perfomer: Soula Trougakos
Run time: 1:03
The primal body, that of the origins and instincts, enters into dialogue with the body of the future, sum of energetic vibrations subject to the influences of a constantly changing environment.


32. Le corps en question(s)2 / The Body in Question(s)2
Van Grimde Corps Secrets and Jérôme Delapierre
Run time: 2:28
A cross between choreography, spatial and acoustic architecture, exhibition and interactive digital technology, Le corps en question(s)2/The Body in Question(s)2 explores the ways in which the massive social, cultural and technological changes in modern societies are affecting how we conceptualize and interpret the body. Transforming the seven rooms of Enterprise Square Galleries in Edmonton, Isabelle Van Grimde has created an organic space that she invites us to inhabit rather than pass through. Within it, she sets up a dialogue between the living body and its genome, its digital conversion, its virtual image and oneiric dimension. She instils tension between the primitive body and the future body, pondering the status of the physical body in an increasingly virtual world, and the impact of computers on our mental and physical processes.


33. Flux
Kelsey Stephenson
Run time: 4:24
Flux shows imagery from Alberta's watershed, including the Athabasca glacier, Saskatchewan Glacier, and downstream the larger cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The Edmonton river valley is presented beside the Saskatchewan glacier; linkages and connections are made more apparent.


34. DY3CORPIA
Title screen 2
Run time: 0:20
DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. Originally exclusively hosted virtually, now is your chance to experience many of the artworks in person during the free showing at the About Light gallery.

35. Les Petites Morts
Laura Ohio
Run time: 6:18
Every day for 10 consecutive days in October 2020, during the height of the Mi'kmaq lobster dispute, Laura Ohio filmed herself eating a lobster. 'Les Petites Morts' subjects the viewer to a simultaneous experience of the 10 videos that resulted, asking them to confront the dubious lines between voyeurism and exhibition, seduction and exploitation, performance and identity, privilege and commentary on privilege.


36. Clicks; Cracks
Gina Pasaran, Kevin Liang, Amber Azcorra-Dahl, Grace Papineau-Couture, Chanyoung (Dahlia) Eun, Jenny Shaw
Run time: 7:07
Through a multimedia lens of video, photo, and sculpture, this exploration aims to address the themes of intimacy, connection, and relationships through mediated means under the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the platforms of social media and telecommunication, each of the participants of this project gathered different forms of data to convey the sense of overstimulation that arises when there is an over congestion in this form of communication. Through this piece we aim to let viewers reflect on the needed, tender aspects of human connection and intimacy and the obstacles that are currently in the way of these experiences. We aim to raise the following questions in the audience; how can we reflect on and fulfil our needs for tenderness and intimacy in a time that lacks touch, and how do we think our expressions of intimacy will keep changing into the future?


37. Diabetes Diary
Jonathan Garfinkel
Run time: 4:26
For over two years, Jonathan Garfinkel has been writing A Diabetes Diary, a literary memoir project that will be the core of my PhD dissertation at University of Alberta. The diary is a reflection on living with a revolutionary technology called "Loop", a Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas created by a community of programmers using open-source software and instructions downloaded from Facebook. The diary also looks back at over thirty-five years of living with a chronic illness and the ways in which illness and technology changes, challenges and transforms us.


38. remBRAINdt
Eden Redman
Run time: 2:36
Embedded in a virtual world, visual and auditory elements interact with the eye movement and brain activity of the viewer in real time. Set amongst a backdrop of archetypal abstract sculptures constructed of wood and nail, the scene explores a recharacterization of self in the emerging context of contemporary advances in neuroscience.

39. Hidden Giver
Royden Mills and Johnson Luong
Run time: 1:44
What falls from the Sky, and what is collected? How do we reconcile our sense of hope for better, against our offerings of gratitude? Should we hold our offerings up to the sky that seems to be an incomprehensible infinity? Should there be a monument to our gratitude for life?

40. Pica
OMMATIDIUM STUDIOS
Run time: 5:17
Pica - the compulsive appetite for substances considered outside the realm of the acceptably
consumable, ice, hair, metal. We wanted to focus on this attribution of "unacceptable"
characteristics - this creation of abnormal value connections between objects. Our digitization of
these almost sacred elements allows us to highlight the divergent attributions of value we assign
to these elements when experiencing them in the digital space, and the fact that we - like those
who suffer from Pica - are constantly fighting an appetite to consume these digital ghosts. A
new evolution which is no longer shackled by the constraints of physicality that both nature and
our tangible bodies are so intertwined with.

41. Corps secret/Corps public
Isabelle Van Grimde, Anick La Bissonnière, Thom Gossage and DAVAI
Performers: Sophie Breton, Marie-Ève Lafontaine, Samaël Maurice, Maya Robitaille, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay.
Run time: 1:06
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Please Maintain Yourself
Mika Haykowsky
The "Please Maintain Yourself" floor installation is a poetic take on space and intimacy during our public health crisis. They read instructional phrases such as "Please respect the gradual reopening of my heart," and "Hold me". They are guides throughout the gallery and act as stopping points in front of other artworks. Clusters of these round, pink spots overlap each other and further critique the importance of space in social and personal health.

google maps mumbled!
Xi Jin
Print based multimedia installation, 2020/21
Screen display, paper, rug, blind, various dimensions
In the installation of google maps mumbled 2020 (https://google-maps-mumbled.com/), the images are screenshots from Google Maps made into customized prints on everyday accessories, familiar from daily life, which include a window that jumps off drywall, cellular blinds allowing light to shine through, and rugs arranged in a line. However, on these 'standard' objects, each of the images look non-standard, with a dissonant quality that might at first remind you of a computer programming glitch. You would not be wrong to make that connection, for on a screen desktop that is part of this installation there are several folders waiting to be opened, including a folder named "black polygon." It contains hundreds of errors in the Google Maps algorithm transformed into black shapes that look like alien script form. A huge black geometric abstraction is printed on the wall, which itself takes on a simulated feel, as if it is a real scenario featuring one piece of screenshot image.

Participating in DY3CORPIA and showing up a selected part of my work at About Light gallery, the pieces are physical but missing bodies. These print-on images are created, transformed, and distorted by data, algorithms, or technology, then are formalized in blinds, windows, off-walls. They seem to close our reality and rip it now; however, we're not meant to see them.

Found Anatomies
Sean Caufield
'Found Anatomies' is a forthcoming unbound artist's book made up of intaglio and woodcut prints that build on a previous collaborative work, 'Evolving Anatomies', created with Marilene Oliver. As a starting point for each of the plates, Found Anatomies utilizes appropriated imagery from Andreas Vesalius's well know 16th-centruy anatomy work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Fabric of the Human Body). These anatomical references, which at times are clear and at other times are obscured with layers of printing or plate work, are paired with organic and architectural forms within veiled and abstracted spaces. In this way, the work attempts to point to the interconnections which exist within the fabric of all ecosystems, as well as to the difficulty of trying to capture this complexity within any knowledge system. Likewise, the figurative elements within the prints are interwoven with biological/botanical forms in a state of metamorphosis, suggesting cyclical processes of both decay and regeneration.

Baby Teeth
Anica Neiman
Secrecy, pleasure and anxiousness are at the heart of Neiman's practice. Drawing from the ambivalent nature of the grotesque, Neiman created sensual yet repulsive creatures and treat them as a psychological space. Because the creatures are a reflection of her personal experiences and anxieties, she has becomes attached to them and their grotesque forms. Their oozing, dripping bodies, heavy folds, orifices and soft surfaces meld with their surroundings. The lines between body and world are blurred as she impulsively creates and immerse myself into these spaces.

Flux
Kelsey Stephenson
Flux shows imagery from Alberta's watershed, including the Athabasca glacier, Saskatchewan Glacier, and downstream the larger cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The Edmonton river valley is presented beside the Saskatchewan glacier; linkages and connections are made more apparent.

Garden Rugs
Heather Savard
'Garden Rugs' is a pair of rugs constructed from artificial turf. The pattern is based on the Orangerie Garden located on the grounds of Versailles. A Google Maps aerial view of the garden has been traced and adapted through replication, scaling, and reorientation. The pattern then laser cut into artificial turf to create multiples that reflect one another. The work explores the irony of unique large scale displays of wealth and power that are scaled down, commodified, and displayed in domestic settings.

Blue Lake
Boyd Webber
In this piece, Blue Lake, 2021, acrylic on plexiglass, Boyd Webber creates a space for the viewer to get lost, feel calm and peaceful regardless of the turmoil that surrounds them. The title 'Blue Lake' refers to a fantastical place created digitally.

Top and Tails
Marilene Oliver
Laser etched graphite on paper, 70 x 211cm, 2019
Top and Tails is created using ray cast renderings of magnetic resonance scan data in virtual reality. In Top and Tails two scan datasets on the same person intimately overlap and intersect themselves. This work reflects on isolation and loneliness in the digital age.

I've never been but I drive past it every day
Amanda Chwelos
"I drive past it everyday" by Amanda Chwelos explores the strangeness and banality of human plight through an isolated moment that is both boring and revealing. Situated inside a vehicle, the work shows a melancholic yet hopeful interaction between character, space, and technology.

Drones of Domesticity
Andrea Larsen
Andrea works from the feelings of frustration, exhaustion and anger. She is expected to cook, clean, be sexual, take care of children, husbands, pets, schedules and with little to no help or thanks. There is a physical and emotional toll that is overwhelmingly exhausting, it consumes and obliterate plans and love for loved ones. Women are slaves to their domestic environments.

You are not your thoughts
Veronika McGinnis
I often question my perception of ego vs. true self and the struggle to achieve a higher state of consciousness, while being drawn back into human drama, pleasure and suffering. I use storytelling, myths, facts, and visions to communicate my ideas during my process. I often create separate identities from myself, which allow me to experience new energy and explore unfamiliar material as a project evolves. This being was influenced by my research in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist practices such as Dzogchen, meditation and trance state. To me, it represents as a reminder of compassion.

Effhead #1 and Effhead #2
10"x3" Oil and tempera on board, 2021
Matthew Lapierre
Making use of the techniques and aesthetics of Northern Renaissance portraiture to represent surreal, abject and sexual imagery, the Effheads explore low-brow humour and psychosexuality. The Effheads have bulging protrusions, wort-like growths, and oozing orifices that are simultaneously disgusting and hilarious, while they also have us question our senses of good taste and humour.

Jiā yóu!
Kev Liang
"Jiā yóu!" is a conceptual body of work dealing with my diasporic 2nd-gen Chinese-Canadian identity, specifically within the context of being a queer/gay man in our fast-paced, contemporary, anthropocentric, labour-focused reality. Through digital experimentation, the Chinese design motif was derived from photographs I took of Chinatown structures and was then later transformed into silkscreen printmaking with a non-conventional material as a very direct and graphic visual communication of my own grasp of my identity, lineage, and future kinship. Throughout my work, I think about what is at stake for me in terms of continuing my lineage and acheiving prosperity as a queer/gay body and the child of 1st-gen immigrants who have made the life sacrifice to see their offspring succeed.