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.


Long Shot of Hive 2.0 Sculpture

Hive 2.0 Sculpture



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!!!


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!

Leveling Criticism


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!

Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol Logo

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


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

Kleiner Salon

Manteuffelstraße 42, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Facebook Event Page

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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Kleiner Salon

Arduino Blog Featuring Laser Equipped Annihilation Protocol!

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.

Post-Punk Article on Videodrome’s Legacy

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.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

952 Queen Street West, Toronto

Facebook Event Page

Price $10

Videodrome 2015

Videodrome 2015

Friday August 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

952 Queen Street West, Toronto

Facebook Event Page

Price $10

Videodrome 2015

Hopkins Duffield is going to have an installation this year as a part of Videodrome at at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art on Friday August 21, 2015 at 8:00pm.

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.

Live A/V

Tasman Richardson
Jubal Brown


Babylon Dimanche
Bad Credit
Brett Despotovich
Clint Enns
Daeve Fellows
Dona Arbabzadeh
Dr. Neptune
Graham Kartna
Istvan Kantor
Pete O’Hearn
Video Samurai


Analog Preservation Network
Mark Bland
Hopkins Duffield



Make Change Conference


Sunday July 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


720 Bathurst Ave, Toronto


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!