This exhibition, curated by David Bobier, brings together seven artists, all with an affiliation with VibraFusionLab over the past three years – four self-identified deaf and/or disabled and three non-disabled. They include Lynx Sainte-Marie, Lindsay Fisher, Allison O’Daniel, Ellen Moffat, Marla Hlady, Gordon Monahan and David Bobier.
The works selected for this exhibition specialize in the exploration of “vibrotactility” in technology, investigating it as a creative medium, with a capacity to combine visual, audio and tactile elements into a highly emotional and sensorial art practice.
The exhibition is funded by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Additional support from Thames Art Gallery, Chatham; The Commons, 401 Richmond Street, Toronto; and Centre (3) and The Factory, Hamilton.
Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life is a research project that creates collaborative partnerships between artists, arts organizations, activists, scholars, and educators. We cultivate activist art produced by disabled, d/Deaf, fat, Mad, and E/elder people with the goal of expanding understandings of vitality and advancing social justice.
This research is a project of Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph and expands upon our partnership with Tangled Art + Disability. Bodies in Translation is a 7-year project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. VibraFusionLab is a partner in the project.
This a collaboration between VibraFusionLab, Together! 2012 CIC, Milieux: Institute for Arts Culture and Technology, Concordia University.
This project aims to bring disabled artists and their communities from East London and Montreal together to co-produce a suite of new digital art works that explore our sensorial relationship to the world through «vibrational» tactility, including the skin, and the body as resonant chamber.
The project is funded by the British Council Canada and the Province of Quebec through a 2-year bilateral cultural exchange programme QC-UK Connections.
Hear/ ear Feel What!
Hear/ ear Feel What! is a curatorial collaborative between Centre 3, Hamilton, Ontario and VibraFusionLab. It is a speculative interactive sound-scape piece that explores the issue of cultural appropriation, addressing who can say or represent what? Artists Camille Turner, Jim Ruxton, Lindsay Fisher, Jenelle Rouse and the arts collective o’honey will capture the lost sounds and vibrations of London and Hamilton creating a street museum. The pieces will be presented in unconventional public sites that engage artists and the wider community.
Funding through a Media Arts Project grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
Recent Media Coverage: https://londonfuse.ca/vibrafusion-turning-sound-to-sensation/
VibrafusionLab is built on collaboration and community.
VibrafusionLab brings the arts, academics and accessibility together to explore and develop new ways to include the sense of touch in all forms of communication, especially the arts!