Video Projection Mapping is a technique in which objects that are often irregularly shaped, such as the exterior of buildings, small indoor items, sculptures, or theatrical sets, are turned into a display surface for video projection.
Tagtool is software designed for use on iPads and allows users to generate live visuals. Connect to a projector, and you can “paint” with light, create animated graffiti or tell improvised stories. Tagtool software can be used in combination with music, used for live performances, or for guerilla interventions.
The goal of this workshop is to teach Indigenous Youth from Ottawa’s Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) how to use this software, but also for them to prepare and create a “Piece” or “Visual Performance”, that will be showcased at the Asinabka Festival’s Outdoor Winter Snow-Screen On Friday, January 31, 2020.
This workshop is free and only open to Indigenous Youth from A7G. It will take place at SAW Video and all equipment will be provided.
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Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) is an Indigenous owned and youth-led, non-profit organization focused on cultural support and empowerment programs/policies for Indigenous youth while being led by traditional knowledge and Elder guidance.
About Asinabka Festival
Entering the 9th year of programming, the mandate of the Asinabka Festival is to present an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in the Nation’s Capital that provides a space where artists can share and present their work. Asinabka Festival also presents programming throughout the year, such as our annual winter snow-screening.
Sylvain Després obtained a Bachelor in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1995, an Interior Design diploma from La Cité collégiale in 1998 and more recently a Master's degree in Industrial Design at Carleton University in 2016. Sylvain has worked in the public and private sector in the field of office design, exhibit design, alternative offices, commercial and custom millwork. He has won several provincial and national awards for Interior Design excellence.
He is currently coordinator and professor in the new media arts program at la Cité (Arts numériques) where he teaches creative coding, video mapping and theory of art and design. His interests gravitate towards human centred design, social innovation, design thinking methods particularly within cultural contexts, interactive and immersive art, participatory design and creation as well as leveraging design and art as a means to bridge cross-cultural divides.