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POLLUTION PIANO by Michael Lucenkiw

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September 23, 2021

VP Learning Laboratories: Making Environmental Data Meaningful

Hosted by Video Pool Media Arts Centre

Affect environmental data using tools and techniques to transcribe this data into expressive artworks using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and MaxMSP.

Environmental Data is often an abstract concept, detached from the complexities of the space or situation it describes. Using citizen science, coding and making, Michael creates narratives for environment data that produce an emotional and relatable dimension. Working with a variety of coding languages, data is brought to life through performance and interactive sculptures. Michael will give an overview of his practice, focusing on works that involve environmental data and will highlight some tools and techniques he uses to transcribe this data into expressive artworks using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and MaxMSP. A demonstration of one such work, the Pollution Piano, will use water samples collected from rivers in Winnipeg to create an acoustic representation of local water quality.

Workshop Instructor: Michael Lucenkiw


This event includes auto closed captioning.

For more information: Please contact the Education Manager at heidi@videopool.org.


Video Pool Media Arts Centre

300 – 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H3, Canada

Email: info@videopool.org

Video Pool Media Arts Centre aims to inspire curiosity and creative expression through technological empowerment and open exploration in all media art forms, cultivating experimental artistic practices and accessibility to technology through presentation, production, preservation, and education. We house the largest collection of prairie video art in Canada, present work at the intersection of technology and art in our Poolside Gallery, and The Output, our A/V performance and rehearsal venue, provides new opportunities for performance based work. VP is Manitoba’s only artist-run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology-based art.