Images of the Canadian industrial landscape melt into one another. Materials are processed and reprocessed through real-time digital tools and meticulously animated sequences. Sampled reels include a train ripping a snowy Algoma landscape in half, leaving a fantastic and huge trail of smoke, and a cargo ship falling sideways into the Georgian Bay. These images might have been better left untouched or un-remixed. Soundscape by Ottawa electronic music heroes, "if then do". In the spirit of openness, all public domain research materials from this project are available for download at www.artengine.ca/publicdomain. The artists encourage further experimentation with these stunning images. A list of web links will be compiled to track the future life of the materials.
Ryan Stec is a Winnipeg-born/Ottawa-based media artist and curator. His work experience and community involvement spans a wide variety of disciplines and interests. He has been heavily involved in the artist-run culture of Ottawa since 1998. He is currently the Artistic Director of Artengine. Véronique Couillard is a visual artist who works mostly with video, live video performances, and video installation. A graduate from the fine arts program at the University of Ottawa, her work has been exhibited in Moncton, Guelph, Saskatoon, Québec, Tracadie-Sheila, Gatineau, and other Canadian cities and towns, as well as in Cape Town (South Africa) and Vaasa (Finland).