Centre A: Container Culture

  : Vancouver
A  new media art project by Kate Armstrong, Bobbi Kozinuk, M. Simon Levin, Laurie Long, Leonard Paul,Manuel Piña & Jean Routhier; Curated by Alice Ming Wai Jim
Opening:  Friday, June 16, 8pm, at Centre A, 2 West Hastings Street
Exhibition venue I:  Centre A, June 17-July 1 (Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm)
Exhibition venue II: Earth: the World Urban Festival, June 21-25 (daily,11am-midnight)
Admission is free to all events
This site for complete Listing of all the exciting IN[   ]EX Events & Activities from June 16 to 25.
Centre A is proud to present Container Culture: IN[ ]EX, a new interactive, city-wide collaborative media art project involving a shipping container and thousands of smaller modules. IN[ ]EX is a distributed audio sculpture in which thousands of wooden blocks with embedded technology are released into the city to engage the public as active agents. IN[ ]EX invites audience activity, movement and interaction, as well as engages with the larger urban context as the blocks are dispersed throughout the city and culture in general.
The blocks are distributed through an array of interventions that reference early models of instruction-based participatory works. The interventions range in scale and complexity and are geared toward carving out a cultural existence for the blocks across a wide variety of channels, including performance, commerce, installation, social media, mail art, photography,product placement, activism, and viral networks. As the blocks circulate,they transmit data which is collected by a mesh network and processed to create a constantly remixed sound environment in a shipping container.  Ultimately, IN[ ]EX explores the migration of capital, goods, and people through the ports and public spaces of Vancouver, Canada, and San José,California. By using thousands of small wooden blocks as placeholders of
this activity, the project brings forward a consideration of not only the social conditions of movement in the two cities but also the ways in which the circulation of these things implicates us in the global economy and informs our diverse world-views.


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