Absolut Nights Toronto

Hopkins Duffield is lighting up Absolut Nights!

From Facebook Event:

In a city of trendsetters where fashion, art and culture are the norm, some artists go above the ordinary in the name of creativity.

To celebrate the bold, the unconventional, the designers, tinkerers and creators, we’re collaborating with visionary Toronto Makers to transform the night.

With a striking display of lights and projection mapping, the collaborative duo Hopkins Duffield will light up the night at 2nd Floor Events on April 22. From illuminating touch-sensitive tiles to a holograph-inspired display that reacts to music and sounds, Daniele Hopkins and Kyle Duffield will hack the bar with multisensory installations to transform your cocktail experience.

We’re ready to see how a powerhouse duo makes the night at Absolut Nights Toronto. Are you?

Tear up the dance floor with music by Falcons, Promnite, Internet Daughter and AV, then refresh and re-energize with a classic Mind Eraser cocktail to keep the party going.

We’re ready to see how a powerhouse duo make the night at Absolut Nights Toronto. Are you?

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Hive 2.0 Featured in ARTWINDSOR Magazine

We received our copy of ARTWINDSOR Issue #03, which features Hive 2.0 both in print and in sound alongside other cool artists working in the realm of sound!

ARTWINDWINDSOR has recently been rebranded as Barbed Magazine – dedicated to promoting the artworks of Canadian artists living at the US-Canadian border.

Barbed Magazine is printed twice a year, in the Spring and the Winter, with each issue featuring new works, interviews, and experimental and confessional art.

 

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II:XXVI:MMXVI – DEATH BY LASER <3

Friday October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Electric Perfume

805 Danforth Avenue

Facebook Event Page

Price: Pay What You Want!!!

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Our verbally demoralizing live-action laser-avoidance game, Laser Equipped Annihilation is coming down at the end of February and going into hibernation after a run of play testing & development by HopDuff. Come join us at EP on Feb 26 for some yums, try to beat the game and get your name on our Leaderboard, or meet death as an honoured sacrifice. Additionally, we have a dew taunts from participants in Verbal Abuse Training Camp to cramp your style as you repeatedly get vapourized!

Tickets PWYW at the door!

 

Boss Talk!

Craig Bamford wrote this flattering article about some of the stuff Hopkins Duffield has been up to at Electric Perfume!

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Been a while. This is just a short informal entry, anyway, getting back into the swing of things.

Went to a talk yesterday at my new haunt in the Toronto indie/art gaming scene: Electric Perfume. (Yes, the proprietress Daniele Hopkins is a friend of mine that I’ve promoted in this space before…but nobody’s getting paid for this.) I’d been there on Saturday for the annual general meeting of the Hand-Eye Society . That got slightly dry, but I got the reminder for last night’s boss event, so it was worth it.

What was it about? Well, it was Kyle Duffield (Hopkin’s longtime artistic partner and EP Technical Director) and Ryerson’s Walter Lai talking about video game bosses: what they’re for, what characterizes them, the role of the boss within the game experience, how they reinforce a game’s aesthetic, how they’re often used to break the fourth wall, that kind of thing.

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L.E.A.P Featured on Daily Planet 7PM Jan 28, 2016

We got great news!

Lucas from Discovery Channel‘s Daily Planet covered our project Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol and interviewed us for their Future Tech Segment!

Wanna watch? You can tune in at 7pm EST on January 28, 2016 to see it! If you subscribe to Bell, you can watch online here.

Wanna play? L.E.A.P. is currently set up at Electric Perfume until February 26, 2016 and is available to be booked for parties or events! In addition we have some talks and audio recording sessions to turn your voice into a badass boss! As a finale we close with a takedown party II:XXVI:MMXVI on the final day!

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Electric Perfume Laser Launch Party

Friday October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Electric Perfume

805 Danforth Avenue

Facebook Event Page

Price: $8 (advance tickets)

Get tickets here!

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~

Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol

MK ULTRA

Friday October 2, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

Kleiner Salon

Manteuffelstraße 42, 10997 Berlin, Germany

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Price €2-5

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.

Cam Findlay is an electronic musician and audio engineer involved with the projects Kontravoid and Votiiv.

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