Friday October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Price: $8 (advance tickets)
We’re excited to invite you to join us for the first ever event at Electric Perfume – a new studio/exhibition space where immersive and interactive projects are built, play tested, and displayed with a focus on public feedback and learning. Help us launch in style!
Come join us for snacks and reception and try to beat an updated version of Hopkins Duffield’s live-action laser game, The Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol! After 9:00PM we’re putting the games on pause and reverting into a laser social, so come early if you want to play!
Laser-inspired clothing encouraged. Whether this means sexy black or glowy gadgets, arrive in whatever makes you happy!
*The Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol will be open to the general public between 5:00 and 7:00PM before the reception
*This game is Electric Perfume’s first display, and will continue running in beta into November
This is a Private event with limited capacity. Please RSVP by ordering a ticket or contacting an organizer so we can put you on our list~
Friday October 2, 2015, 8:30 p.m.
Hallo Berliners! Our Video-Music piece Drone will be screened along with other awesome Videodromers and A/V mashup masters at MK ULTRA at the Kleiner Salon in Berlin!
MK ULTRA is a one night screening, performance and exhibition of visual music and audio / video art.
The screening segment will feature works by members of the Toronto based “VIDEODROME” collective of a/v producers including Jubal Brown, Pete OHearn, Sean Marven, Daeve Fellows, Hopkins Duffield & Martin Czechowski.
This will be followed by an a/v performance by Emad Dabiri (aka SΛRIN) and feature the application of the literary cut-up technique to sampled audio / video, resulting in highly sequenced, rhythmic and synesthetic structures that will overwhelm the viewer’s senses and trigger a hypnotic and fixated state. The material being sourced is disintegrated and co-opted into microscopic samples to create an aggressive barrage of images and sounds. Whatever narratives present in the sampled sources are broken apart and rewoven through intricate editing to create new meanings.
The name MK ULTRA is derived from the infamous clandestine government funded program in the US & Canada which sought to de-pattern and “erase” the consciousness of test subjects through the use of LSD in combination with aural / visual stimuli.
Emad is involved with the Toronto based audio / video art collective “Videodrome”, founded and led by artist & curator Jubal Brown.
Zoe Romano from the Arduino Blog featured The L.E.A.P. Engine on their official blog! We’re thrilled people are so receptive to this project, however, that’s just the start, and there’s much more of The L.E.A.P. Engine to come ;)
You can read the Arduino blog’s post here.
We got a shout out in an article on Post-Punk by artist and musician Emad Dabiri entitled Videodrome A Lasting Legacy on Industrial Music & Outsider Art. Post-Punk is a site dedicated to news and information for Industrial/Post-Punk/New Wave/Goth musical genres. The article chronicles the history of Videodrome, an event in Toronto that highlights the genre of video-music which my solo work, as well as work under Hopkins Duffield has been involved with for numerous years!
We’ve been a part of this unique community for many years and it saddens us that this will be its tenth and final year.
Friday August 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday August 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Toronto’s foremost hardcore A/V event returns for it’s 10th and final installment, the last event before the closing of the MOCCA’s Queen St location.
Live A/V performances and screenings on multiple projections and 4000 watts of sound. Video party / Party video.
The Videodrome event developed by multi-media collective FAMEFAME in 2004, evolves out of the Cronenberg concept of high intensity sex and death video signal used to bio-electrically mutate viewers, this Videodrome transforms the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art into an eye-popping, raving chaos of audio-visual media excess.
“Bridging the gaps between the sofa, the club, and the gallery.”
– dropFRAME Video
“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena, the VIDEODROME”
– Brian Oblivion, 1983
Running concurrent with the MOCCA exhibition “Queen West Yacht Club” by Dean Baldwin.
Analog Preservation Network
Sunday July 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hopkins Duffield will be doing a talk for the Make Change Conference, kicking off Maker Festival 2015. We will go through our portfolio and discuss our creative objectives, technical processes, design challenges, and our relationship within the local Maker, Hacker and DIY communities who have helped us through various projects.
Excerpt from Make Friends Monthly – “Make Change is a one day conference for professional makers, makerspace organizers, educators and enthusiasts presented by Little Dada. We are exploring the growing influence of maker culture as a force for change in Toronto. How has it changed our lives, the way we work, and our communities.” See the full list of speakers here.
Make Change is a great place to meet cool people, learn new stuff, and become part of the community!
Our piece, Itagaki Interface was featured in Vice’s Motherboard in an article called Alternative Video Game Controllers, From Bras to Head-Mounted Pinball Machines.
However, our piece was found through this super awesome site created by Pierre Corbinais called Shake that Button, which featured us amongst other alternative video game controllers / installations. We just thought we would spread the love about this website as alternative and physical gaming experiences is becoming a focus of our creative career!