In January 2013 Mere Phantoms presented Suspended Narratives at the AGGV’s Family Sunday and Urbanite events. Hundreds came out to contribute to this cumulative interactive installation that reflects both artists and participants reflections on the experience of living in an increasingly urbanized worlds. Big thanks to Tania Muir for being such a gracious host!
This Friday, Feb 1st Mere Phantoms will be at the Victoria Art Gallery, providing the main visual component for URBANITE! We have created an interactive installation informed by the gallery’s latest exhibition, Traces: Fantasy Worlds and Tales of Truth, featuring works by Daniel Barrow, Alison Norlen and Ed Pien. Here is an article published in the Vic News and Oak Bay News, that talks about our installation and workshop leading up to the installation.
Mere Phantoms has been invited to present interactive installations at the Royal BC Museum and at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria!
Wonder Sunday: an event for children and their families.
Sunday January 27th, 1 – 3pm at the Royal British Columbia Museum
Did you ever wonder how to make a story through the use of images and shadow? As the Museum celebrates National Literary Day, come and see how film and shadows can transform the First Peoples gallery into a space of stories and magic. For this family oriented event visitors will be invited to create paper cutouts that reflect their own relationship with the rapidly changing urban environment, and then cast their shadows onto the Museum walls. We are thrilled to have Victoria-based performance-artist Peter Morin collaborate with us on this installation.
URBANITE: an evening of adult programming throughout the gallery. Age 18+
Friday February 1st, 8:00 – 11:00pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Mere Phantoms has been invited to present an Interactive Shadow Installation in conjunction with TRACES: Fantasy Worlds and Tales of Truth, a contemporary drawing exhibition featuring work by Daniel Barrow, Alison Norlen and Ed Pien. Attendees will be invited to illuminate and animate a fantastical 3d installation that explores our personal relationship to the urban environment. Reserve tickets early for this popular event. http://urbanite.eventbrite.com/.
Join Jaimie from Mere Phantoms in a special workshop in lead up to URBANITE.
Thursday January 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm, at the Art Gallery
$30 ($20 for members) | Pre-register in person or call 250.384.4171 ext.0
“Join in the magic with a hands-on workshop Thursday January 24 where artist Jaimie Robson will lead participants in creating intricate paper cutouts and 3D puppets which will be used to animate shadow-based vignettes at Urbanite.”
Mere Phantoms had a fantastic time at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Family Sunday this weekend. Stay tuned for more events in Victoria coming up next week!
Here are some images from our interactive installation at St. James Church in Montreal, from saturday Octover 27th 2012. This event was organized by Ville Montreal Cultural Events. Families were invited to make paper cut outs which were added to the installation and then use the mobile lights to animate the shadow projections. A big thank you goes out to the organizers for inviting us and all the volunteers for making it an enchanting afternoon.