Masterclass and workshop presented in partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery
Join media artist Tyler Tekatch and his collaborator Kyle Duffield to learn innovative and technical strategies for creating interactive video installations using common tools including Max 7. All materials will be provided.
About the artists:
Tyler Tekatch is a Hamilton born Canadian artist whose work explores the nature of dreams, perception and the religious imagination. Tekatch studied filmmaking at Ryerson and York University and began creating and exhibiting 16mm films in the context of Canadian avant-garde cinema. Tekatch’s film work uses multiple exposure, superimposition, elliptical editing and abstraction as means to express the mysterious nature of perception and dreams. Tekatch has extended his practice to include collage, photography, digital cinema and interactive installation. His work is inspired by the desire to explore the mysterious, hidden and uncanny dimensions contained within and obfuscated by the quotidian. Tekatch’s work is driven by the conviction that the creative nature of perception and dreams reveal everyday existence to be deeply unknowable. Tekatch’s work has been screened nationally at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the National Film Board, the WNDX Festival and internationally at festivals in Seoul and London. He is a member of the Toronto based Loop Collective of Independent Media Artists.
Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based Intermedia Artist, Interaction Designer and Co-Collaborator of the artist collective Hopkins Duffield. His skill sets range from audio, video, electronics, programming, game design, and technically complex A/V setups as he seeks to find the balance between creativity, pragmatism, experimentation, and ambition. Additionally, Kyle is the Interaction and User Interface Designer for Sonic Wear, an educator who facilitates interactive media workshops, as well as a freelance technical consultant. Kyle is currently focusing on teaching interactive art, and is continually striving to create unforgettable technological experiences.