Promo image of Virtual Encounters visiting artists

LOMAA is excited to close out our Virtual Encounters series with new works by Jerron Herman and Autumn Knight. Their works will be available to view online for the entirety of June, and both artists will come together in virtual conversation on Sunday, June 4 at 3pm EDT, presented in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability. This talk will additionally be available for viewing the remainder of the month.


Below you will find info about their projects and how to access them, how to sign-up for the performance and talk, accessibility information, and the Virtual Encounters series.

Jerron Herman and Autumn Knight
In Conversation 


Presented in Partnership with Images Festival and Tangled Art + Disability

Sunday June 4, 2023 at 3pm EDT

Accessibility: Talk presented with live ASL and Zoom closed captioning

Jerron Herman, Lax.vid, 2023

Presented in Partnership with Tangled Art + Disability


Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting June 1

Accessibility: Experimental sound transcription by Adán De La Garza

Accessibility: Audio Description by Superior Description Services and described by James McKenzie


Lax.vid is a digital musing on the athletic and dissembling conditions of rest. Cast in a dream-like schism between reality and hyperreality, a figure navigates an embodied and digital memory of comfort, using his screen as a portal, asking us what it takes to catch some zzzz’s.

Autumn Knight, Complain/Disappoint, 2023

Presented in Partnership with Images Festival


Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting June 1

Accessibility: Experimental sound transcription


In Complain/Disappoint: Part 1/6  Autumn performs with Purchase College faculty and students.This video features a solo improvisational performance by the artist. The loose score presents Autumn Knight engaging with a world of sculptures and objects  The piece explores affective labor, vulnerability, and taboo of complaining and/or expressing disappointment. Audio narratives provided by the Purchase College community.



Ross Karre, Video Director, Merve Kayan, Camera Improvisor, Monica Duncan, Camera Improvisor, Senem Pirler, Sound Design and Live Sound Performance, Valerie Caesar, Animation, Sculptures created by Powerhouse Arts

Jerron Herman is a disabled dancer and writer who creates works to facilitate welcoming.  He has premiered pieces at Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, The REACH (excerpt), and The Whitney Museum. His writings have been published nationally and abroad and his play, 3 Bodies, was published in Theater Magazine June 2022 issue. From 2019-2020 he curated the series Access Check 2.0: Mapping Accessibility for the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and Discourse: Disabled Artists at The Joyce for The Joyce Theater in 2021. As a model, Jerron has worked with HIMS, Rothy’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Samsung x i-D, and Nike. Other accolades: 2021 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in Dance from the Jerome Foundation. The 2021 PETRONIO Award and residency as well as a 2020 Disability Futures Fellowship by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Autumn Knight is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Knight’s video and performance work has been presented by various institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen (NY), and Performance Space New York. Knight is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize in Visual Arts and a 2022-2023 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Video still from Autumn Knight's Complain/Disappoint, 2023

Images Festival is a platform for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as an alternative to the only other Toronto film festival at the time, Images has spent the last 36 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. The Festival showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political histories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition, and representation. 

Tangled Art + Disability is dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community, and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mission is to support Disabled, d/Deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, k/crip, Mad, sick & spoonie artists; to cultivate Disability Arts in Canada; and to increase opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts. 

Promo image of Virtual Encounters visiting artists Endlings and Ellen Moffat

LOMAA is excited to present new contributions to a project by Endlings (Raven Chacon & John Dieterich) and premiere a new work by Ellen Moffat for the Virtual Encounters series. On Thursday May 18, at 7:30pm EDT, Raven Chacon & John Dieterich will host a performance of Parallel 03 with collaborators from London and Winnipeg. This is presented in partnership with send + receive: A Festival of Sound. To follow, Raven Chacon & John Dieterich will come together in virtual conversation with Ellen Moffat. Both the works and talk will be available to view online for the remainder of the month.


Below you will find info about their projects and how to access them, how to sign-up for the performance and talk, accessibility information, and the Virtual Encounters series.

Endlings (Raven Chacon & John Dieterich), Parallel 03


Virtual Performance


In collaboration with Shawn and Derek Durant, Doreen Girard, Marie-France Hollier, B.P. (Bret Parenteau), and Alex Raja Ven

Presented in partnership with send + receive: A Festival of Sound


Originally presented on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 7:30pm EDT

Followed by Raven Chacon, John Dieterich, and Ellen Moffat In Conversation

Originally presented on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 8pm EDT

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation and  closed captioning 




Endlings (Raven Chacon & John Dieterich), Parallel 03, 2020 with 2023 contributions

Available for on-demand online interaction starting May 1

Accessibility: Please contact for access possibilities



The web instrument, Parallel 03, designed by Endlings (John Dieterich and Raven Chacon) and six Vancouver musicians and sound artists utilizes a variety of cross-platform and anonymous methods for composition and improvisation. Composed, recorded, and arranged over four months of isolation in 2020, the eight collaborators became generators, translators, mistranslators and filters for inputted contributions in an incalculable feedback loop of expansive processes. The instrument is designed to receive new content from other contributors, allowing for a constant stream of unique, ephemeral music.


Parallel 03 collaborators so far are: Raven Chacon and John Dieterich (Endlings), with Parmela Attariwala, Adrian Avendaño, John Brennan, Elisa Ferrari, Marina Hasselberg and Alanna Ho Website design by Joel Schuman Parallel 03 was originally commissioned by Vancouver New Music


Ellen Moffat, seeds strings and sounding things, 2023

Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting May 1


Accessibility: Experimental sound transcription by Jeff Morton



seeds strings and sounding things is a stop-frame animation that uses organic materials and cultural objects, analogue and digital processes, and improvisational methods for production. An ad-hoc light table is a stage for performative acts by objects and materials, documented as still images by a cell phone placed beneath the table’s surface. Arranged into sequences, the objects fluctuate in their orientations, tempo, intensities and densities, and relations. The sound is created through actions and interactions with the same materials using extended techniques to play their tonality. The image and sound elements intersect by chance. The fluctuating relations of visual and sonic elements explore materials and materiality using methods that dodge control.

Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, Chacon has exhibited, performed, or had works performed at LACMA, The Renaissance Society, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, REDCAT, Vancouver Art Gallery, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Borealis Festival, SITE Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, and The Kennedy Center. As a member of Postcommodity from 2009-2018, he co-created artworks presented at the Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, Carnegie International 57, as well as the 2-mile long land art installation Repellent Fence. In 2022, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Voiceless Mass


John Dieterich is a guitarist, composer and producer based in Minneapolis, MN. He plays in the band Deerhoof and collaborates on a variety of musical and artistic projects.

Video still from Ellen Moffat's stop-motion animation

Ellen Moffat is a sound artist whose installation and performative works have been presented in artist-run centres, public galleries, festivals, conferences, and residencies as solo, collaborative, and interdisciplinary projects. Her exhibitions include the Remai Modern (Saskatoon), Sonorities Festival (Belfast), Gallery 12-14 (Vienna), ICMC (Copenhagen), NAISA (Toronto), Kentler International Drawing Centre (Brooklyn), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), and Surrey Art Gallery. Her collaborations range from projects with media, performance, and visual artists to computer scientists and engineers and to community groups. From Toronto, she has lived throughout Canada and is currently based in London, Ontario.


send + receive is an international festival of experimental music and sound art, programming from Treaty 1 Territory, on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation. send + receive is one of the longest running media arts festivals in North America focusing exclusively on sound. The annual festival showcases the innovative work of Manitoban, Canadian, and international artists, engaging critically with audio-based art in a global context.

Promo image of Virtual Encounters visiting artists Jacob Wren Anyse Durcharme

LOMAA is excited to premiere new works by Anyse Ducharme and Jacob Wren for the Virtual Encounters series. On Sunday April 2, at 3pm EST, Jacob Wren will be presenting a live performance over Zoom and to follow both artists will come together in virtual conversation. Both the artists’ works and talk will be available to view online for the remainder of the month.


Below you will find info about their projects and how to access them, how to sign-up for their talk, accessibility information, and the Virtual Encounters series.

Anyse Ducharme and Jacob Wren 

In Conversation 


Originally presented Sunday April 2, 2023 at 3pm EDT

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation and closed captioning

Jacob Wren, My apartment is just piles of books, 2023

Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting April 4

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation and closed captioning


In this online performance, Jacob Wren reflects on the fact that he used to travel constantly for art and yet during the pandemic spent more time in his apartment than ever before. And the travel has not yet resumed. Through a short tour of his bookshelf, questions are raised about what it means to make art when you find yourself no longer in constant motion.

Anyse Durcharme, Complex Waves, 2023

Available for on-demand viewing on Instagram starting April 1 here

four new sound performances will be released over the app during April

Accessibility: Image descriptions and experimental sound transcriptions


‘Complex Waves’ is a series of experiments in sound performance.  I have been mashing together complex sounds from locations that have had an influence on me over the past 3 years into sine wave glitches with the use of internet based video communication platforms (Zoom, etc). Connecting to the same platform through both a hotspot tethered computer and a cell phone allowed me and the surrounding area to create a sonic loop.  These clipped performances will be shared through Instagram.

Anyse Ducharme (elle | she | her) is a franco-ontarian (fr | en) media artist, curator + teacher from northeastern Ontario, Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory. Her artistic production locates itself in an opposition (from within) to digital colonialism through small, sometimes subversive acts: glitching images with internet comments; dismantling assumptions of transparency that are both promoted and compromised by the ways in which knowledge is increasingly organized in the era of the computer; and by exploring the malleability of data through the transformation of information into various representational states. 

Photo from Anyse Ducharme’s Complex Waves - Semi Enclosed Ocean, March 2023, audio performance documented through video (view of the gulf of St Lawrence, table, computer, hotspot tethered internet connection, zoom, cell phone, audio recorder, microphone, microphone stand)
Man in blue poncho with the hood up reading from the book Authenticity Is a Feeling with a projection of a book crammed full of colourful paper in the background.

Jacob Wren makes literature, collaborative performances and exhibitions. His books include Polyamorous Love Song, Rich and Poor and Authenticity is a Feeling. As artistic codirector of the interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created performances such as: En français comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information, Every Song I’ve Ever Written and Adventures can be found anywhere, même dans la répétition. PME-ART has also presented the online conference Vulnerable Paradoxes and the related free PDF publication In response to Vulnerable Paradoxes. His internet presence is often defined by a fondness for quotations.


Promo image of Virtual Encounters visiting artis Kite and David Yu

LOMAA is excited to launch our series Virtual Encounters with new works by Kite and David Yu. Their works will be available to view online for the entirety of March, and both artists will come together in virtual conversation on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. EST. This talk will additionally be available for viewing the remainder of the month.


Below you will find info about their projects and how to access them, how to sign-up for their talk, accessibility information, and the Virtual Encounters series.

Kite and David Yu In Conversation

Originally presented over Zoom on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3pm EST

Accessibility: ASL Interpretation and closed captioning 

Kite, Grave Tending Song, 2022

Available for on-demand viewing on Vimeo starting March 1

Accessibility: Experimental sound transcription by Lilian Radovac available as closed captioning, presented in partnership with VibraFusionLab


This film documents and scores the process of grave cleaning that I do when I visit my family’s graveyard in South Dakota. It’s hot and I’m miserable as I offer tobacco. I remove weeds at the height of summer with their thick stalks, covered in spikes, deeply rooted. It’s a losing battle to keep them out.

David Yu, x-in-waiting, 2020-2023

Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Peterborough


App available for download starting March 1 via the App Store and Google Play Four new x-in-waiting performances will be added to the app during March and audiences will get a push notification to take some time out of their day and wait with the artist


Accessibility: App is free to download with no hidden fees. Performances have minimal, diegetic sound with no spoken words and can be enjoyed without audio as a barrier


x-in-waiting is an app-as-art archive of an ongoing performance to camera series created during the COVID-19 quarantine from 2020 – present day. x-in-waiting refers to the period of stasis that occurs for something to become something else. Here the “x” is the variable and stands in for whatever occupation the artist is consumed with while in waiting. This also extends to the “x” of uncertainty pertaining to where we will find ourselves/society and daily living at the end of this moment in time. The work asks viewers to wait with the artist for eight minutes while he symbolically engages in an occupation that takes up his time.

Download the app and experience waiting with the artist while he is performing waiting. This app will self-destruct when the waiting is over. 

Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition,and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School. Kite’s scholarship and practice investigate contemporary Lakota ontologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. Kite has also published in several journals and magazines, including in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), where the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis, was featured. Kite is currently a 2023 Creative Capital Award Winner, 2023 USA Fellow, and a 2022-2023 Creative Time Open Call artist with Alisha B. Wormsley.

Video still from Kite's performance Grave Tending Song, 2022

David Yu is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist that he subcategorizes under multimedia, installation, and performance. His work stretches from sculptural forms and installation, to audio, video, and live performers. David’s current research is based on performance within a frame of fluxus, where the audience places themselves into the work as participatory elements. He positions himself within the creator-catalyst role that generates situations for viewers to negotiate. David’s practice attempts to modify and pinpoint areas where sculpture/installation, performance, and audience intersect by exposing the notion of the performative gesture that can be embedded in the aforementioned elements. Through this he attempts to coerce viewers into performance, integrating themselves within the experience of the artwork.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is a non-profit public gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting visual works of art. Our goal is to present contemporary visual art by artists from the region and across the nation. Some historical and international works are also shown. The exhibitions are supported with programs including lectures, workshops, and publications. We make curatorial choices in selecting the work for each particular exhibition, whether it is featured in the main gallery or in the smaller exhibition areas.

VibraFusionLab is a media arts centre based in London, Ontario that provides opportunities for the creation and presentation of multi-sensory artistic practice, partnering with other arts and technology-related organizations in order to achieve this. As an interactive creative media studio VibraFusionLab promotes and encourages the creation of new accessible art forms, including the vibrotactile, and focuses on inclusive technologies that have the potential of expanding art-making practices in the deaf, blind, disabled and hearing communities, and for creating more inclusive experiences for deaf, blind, disabled and hearing audiences.

London Ontario Media Arts Association Launches Online Performance Series for Spring 2023


LOMAA is excited to premiere Virtual Encounters, a series featuring new or reimagined projects by practitioners working at the nexus of performance and media art, including:


Raven Chacon & John Dieterich | Anyse Ducharme | Jerron Herman | Kite | Autumn Knight | Ellen Moffat | Jacob Wren | David Yu

LOMAA's Virtual Encounters header image

Virtual Encounters: New Entanglements in Performance and Media

Premieres March 1, 2023, and runs until June 30, 2023

Presented online and across various platforms through the London Ontario Media Arts Association

Curated by Christine Negus



With an extensive history rooted in a dialogue on “live”-ness and the ephemeral, performance art has weathered a major shift over the past few years. Though the COVID-19 global pandemic has undoubtedly impacted all arts-related programming, live and time-based practices in particular have been forced to renegotiate presentation modes and adapt to a more virtual, screen-based life. Performance art’s merge with the digital realm, with its seemingly opposite characteristics based in permanence and the archival, has 

raised challenges for both areas of work. Through this convergence, performance artists have been asked to reconsider these aforementioned essential disciplinary attributes in relation to their practice—both in presentation and developing new projects. These uncharted possibilities associated with the virtual have produced exciting outcomes, which continue to redefine and reimagine praxis, and the fields of both performance and media art, in novel ways.


Image of Performance fromDavid Yu, x-in-waiting: Chiminea, 2020

David Yu, x-in-waiting: Chiminea, 2020


Over spring 2023 LOMAA is pleased to facilitate Virtual Encounters: New Entanglements in Performance and Media, which investigates performance art’s newly defined relationship with media. The organization has invited seven artists and one artist duo to present new mediated performances that unsettle their previous modes of creation and address the challenges faced in digital translation. The invited artists span the gamut of performance practices and represent various modalities across the discipline—expanding from, and blurring lines between, embodied movement, sonic interactivity, and intermediality. Virtual Encounters aims to be generative and open possibilities for artists to re-envision their work and to investigate new archival processes, novel (virtual) space, and a wholly different relationship with audiences.


Video still of Autumn Knight, Messh, 2017

Autumn Knight, Messh, 2017


Public Programming:


March—Kite and David Yu

Artists in conversation on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 3 p.m. EST

April—Anyse Ducharme and Jacob Wren

Live performance and artists in conversation on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 3 p.m. EST

May—Raven Chacon & John Dieterich and Ellen Moffat

Live performance and artists in conversation TBA

June—Jerron Herman and Autumn Knight

Artists in conversation on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 3 p.m. ES



A companion publication will be produced in conjunction with the series, featuring critical and creative contributions from Golboo Amani, Shannon Cochrane, C.W. Crawford, Che Gossett, and Sandra Ruiz.


Performance documentation of Anyse Ducharme, Complex Waves, 2023

Anyse Ducharme, Complex Waves, 2023


This project is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. LOMAA is additionally supported by the London Arts Council through the City of London’s Community Arts Investment Program.





LOMAA is committed to increasing access within media art through online programming. All talks are offered with live ASL Interpretation and recorded, offering on-demand access for extended viewing with additional Closed Captioning. Closed Captioning is available when possible within artistic projects. Events are offered free of charge to reduce economic hindrances. LOMAA acknowledges this does not provide comprehensive accessibility, and though this is a move towards facilitating barrier-free presentations, this is not ideal. LOMAA continues to work on further breaking down access obstacles.




Image Descriptions:


1. Image of white text that reads the words “Virtual Encounters” morphing into one another on a black background with a white grid and blue-purple 3D shapes. 

2. Photo shows documentation of a performance to video. Artist David Yu is lying face down on several firewood logs that are placed upright in front of a burning chiminea. The fire is large above the chiminea lip. The artist is wearing a grey quilted shirt, blue jeans, blue socks, and black shoes. The artist is looking at his phone.

3. Image of stairs with detritus and a person’s leg at the top of the frame with white text that states “I know that we both seem insane.” on the lower left side. 

4. Two framed images of a woman holding a cell phone over a background image including a table, computer, cell phone, audio recording device, microphone on a stand, a chair, and three plants.





  LOMAA is excited to partner with Regina’s Queer City Cinema (and in collaboration with Western University’s Artlab and TAP Centre for Creativity) to present QALEIDOSCOPE. This program features Queer and QTBIPOC films and performance that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race.
Jessica Karuhanga Artist talk and Performance Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7pm Visual Arts Department’s Digital Creativity Lab (JLVAC, Room 137E, Western University)
Space is limited – to register, please do so Here
  ground and cover me engages with the physical and figurative contours of the institutional space. Karuhanga enacts gradual movements that are intuitive and deliberate responses to the walls, windows and ground. This piece is a choreographic rupture to institutional spaces that otherwise insist upon our disappearance.   
Jessica Karuhanga is a first-generation Canadian artist of British-Ugandan heritage whose work addresses issues of cultural politics of identity and Black diasporic concerns through lens-based technologies, writing, drawing and performances. Through her practice she explores individual and collective concerns of Black subjectivity: illness, rage, grief, desire and longing within the context of Black embodiment.   She was the 2020 – 2021 recipient of Concordia University’s SpokenWeb Artist/Curator In Residence Fellowship. Karuhanga has presented her work at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (2021), SummerWorks Lab (Toronto, 2020), The Bentway (Toronto, 2019), Nuit Blanche (Toronto, 2018), Onsite Gallery (Toronto, 2018) and Goldsmiths University (London, UK, 2017). Karuhanga’s writing has been published by C Magazine, BlackFlash, Susan Hobbs Gallery and Fonderie Darling.   She has been featured in AGO’s Artist Spotlight, i-D, DAZED, Visual Aids, Border Crossings, Exclaim!, Toronto Star, CBC Arts, esse, filthy dreams, Globe and Mail and Canadian Art. She earned her BFA from Western University and MFA from University of Victoria. She is an Assistant Professor at Western University.  
Screenings Saturday, January 14 Screening 1 at 6:30 nd Screening 2 at 8:30 TAP Centre for Creativity (203 Dundas Street)
Admission – pay what you want/pay what you can – at the door or here: Eventbrite
  Restricted – 18 years of age or older   QALEIDOSCOPE will feature Queer and QTBIPOC film that explore diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race.   As the titles suggests, QALEIDOSCOPE – will be a well-textured assemblage of images, ideas, and realities that collide in fantastical, personal, and playful ways to produce an ever-changing, multi-faceted queer film and performance art viewing experience.   Some of the films focus on image, sound and abstract narratives; others present information, facts, and queerforward realities; while others share the pleasure and pain of individual and collective identities. Even though experimental and artistically rigorous artworks are in abundance, and heavy hitting and thoughtful issues and topics such as feminism, race, racism, class, identity politics, community, colonization, conceptual art, politics, religion, violence, popular culture, gender and of course sexuality are provided for their important role in providing awareness and insight on many levels, transgressive and subversive play is also an important characteristic of several of the films on the tour. This is in keeping with Queer City Cinema’s mandate to reflect hallmarks of queer image making — in this case, film with a decidedly tongue-in-cheek disposition and sensibility; injecting the programming with moments of intelligent, incisive humour – film that pleases and appeases.   QALEIDOSCOPE was conceived to promote the artistic vision of queer Canadian filmmakers whose work might not otherwise be shown within these urban centres in Canada. These works, though falling under the banner of ‘queer’, remain relevant to the broader artistic communities in each of the five cities, not only because of the subject matter broached but also because many of the artists represented float amongst multiple disciplines within the context of the film, visual and performance art. In this sense, artistic rigour and the fluidity of experience are paramount in the programming for the tour.   For more information – please visit Queer City Cinema     Digital video still from Calla Moya's work past(or)already, 2022  


  LOMAA has been happy to work with Museum London and a number of regional organizations, artists, and cultural workers to help present Southwest Seen. Below you will find information about the evolving program, and please keep checking back about the forthcoming projects.  
Southwest Seen: Calla Moya December 16 to March 2, 2023 Centre at the Forks Outdoor Screens
  Outdoor projections are during nighttime hours at the Centre at the Forks (behind Museum London). Please note that during private events and on statutory holidays at the Museum, the projections will not be on view. If you have questions about the outdoor projection schedule, please contact Museum London during open hours at 519-661-0333 or   Calla Moya’s experimental projection past(or)already inaugurates Southwest Seen, a series of  three new commissions of digital media artworks that reflect this region’s diverse culture and history. During hours of darkness, outdoor projections from the Museum’s Centre at the Forks windows will overlook the Forks of the Deshkan Ziibi / Thames River.   This project is a partnership with Windsor-Detroit’s Media City Film Festival (MCFF), which will also host these media works online from July 10 to August 10, 2023. Artistic and curatorial partners including MCFF’s Artistic Director Oona Mosna; the London Ontario Media Arts Association’s (LOMAA) Christine Negus; and jury members Evond Blake (aka MEDIAH), Anahí González Terán, and Amanda Myers/Kitaay Bizhikikwe.   In past(or)already, Moya uses childhood photographs as a resource to explore process, materials, and personal meaning. These images, including the young artist on a swingset in her grandmother’s backyard, or this area’s ubiquitous cornfields, were scanned, cut, and spliced into an almost quilt-like assemblage. It exists as an art object, with elements converted into 16 mm film and then digitized. These meticulous steps allow for a creative contemplation of both artistry and identity. Calla Moya’s media works have been exhibited at Artspace, Peterborough; The 8fest and Vtape in Toronto; the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany; and Festival Phénomena, Montreal. Moya has participated in LOMAA’s Broad Topics series, and completed art residencies at Saw Video and Studio 303.   Southwest Seen is a special initiative involving the commission of new digital media works by Calla Moya, Racquel Rowe, and Jude Abu Zaineh; three artists with meaningful connections to Southwestern Ontario. Outdoor-facing projections from the Museum’s large Centre at the Forks windows, overlooking the Deshkan Ziibi (Thames River) will occur during hours of darkness. The works will run during three different time periods from December 2022 through August 2023. Southwest Seen is developed in partnership with Windsor-Detroit’s acclaimed Media City Film Festival (MCFF), which will also host these media works in 2023. The project involves artistic and curatorial partners including MCFF’s Artistic Director Oona Mosna; the London Ontario Media Arts Association (Christine Negus), and London artists Evond Blake (aka MEDIAH), Anahí González Terán, and Amanda Myers/Kitaay Bizhikikwe.   For more information – please visit Museum London     Confessions screening promo poster  

CONFESSIONS: Films by Curt McDowell

Friday December 2nd @ 7pm
TAP Centre for Creativity
203 Dundas St. London, ON  
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, LOMAA presents a selection of works by the prolific American filmmaker Curt McDowell (1945-1987), whose provocative and endearingly irreverent short films embrace the outlandish in a salacious celebration of early 1970’s queer underground cinema.   Featuring a recurring ensemble of family & friends, these outrageously bawdy and memorable low-brow delights depict an array of outcast degenerates in a series of subversive broken dream melodramas and campy musical routines.   Preceding the films will be a short presentation by Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) highlighting their educational outreach and community resources.   film programme duration : 74 minutes + intermission note: nudity & explicit content   $5 admission projected on 16mm film   This presentation is supported by the London Arts Council through the City of London’s Community Arts Investment Program