CONSTANT CHANGE is a convergent program that brings artists, makers, learners, teachers, and thinkers into relation through exhibition, interaction, conversation and demonstration.
AT WILL and SEEING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, exhibition projects created by Heather Koning are presented in the George Sawchuk, South, and Window galleries.
CVAG’s Gather Place and Community Gallery feature concurrent research and creation projects by NIDES Ecademy of New Technologies, Engineering & Robotics (ENTER & E2) students alongside artists exploring art-making in virtual reality through a creative residency sponsored by Spaces VR in Courtenay.
CVAG has instigated a gathering of communities to look at and re-imagine possibilities for how humans, machines and data interface. The thematic Constant Change highlights creatives engaged with high and low technology in their lives, work/education and practices. The gallery serves as a laboratory for dialogue and presentation. The projects offer unique starting points for inquiry into the shifting terrain of shared language, intuitive and resonant gestures and communications – internally and in the world around us. How do we seek out and ground ourselves in the notions of the familiar and the constant, in relation to our inherent desire for change / advancement / development? We strive. Or do we? What are our adaptive, inclusive and access strategies? What do these manifestations and relationships look like? Where are the intersections between constant and change?
Spaces VR and the Comox Valley Art Gallery have collaborated to develop a creative research project that offers participating artists the opportunity to explore virtual reality applications as a creative medium.February 14 - June 8 2019