The.ME.Project is an online art exhibition that examines
ideas of the human experience- investigating who we are, and how we
relate to each other and the world around us. It is a continuing study
of our collective humanity- a forum to discuss our diverse experiences
and common connections. Its goal is to work towards leading people into
transparent communities-- void of social, political, emotional, intellectual,
physical and spiritual barriers our environments impose.
Developed in three parts, (BE ME--one's relation
to oneself, LOVE ME--one's relation to one another, FOLLOW ME--one's
relation to the world around us), The.ME.Project brings together artists,
designers and writers from all different disciplines and places to examine
the human condition. The project also explores new forms of collaboration
and dissemination while creating innovative online visualizations of
Collections in the coming years will explore the evolving ideas of the
human condition, providing an ongoing dialogue that re-examines our
place in this ever-changing, chaotic world.
The.ME.Project bridges and nurtures these different art forms and provocative
ideas and activities through the communal gathering and collaboration
of diverse artists. With this in mind, ME'D1.ATE is celebrating the
first collection of The.ME.Project with events in SAN
FRANCISCO (Co-Presented by Altruity),
NEW YORK CITY and TORONTO
(in conjunction with Hive Projects).
These events will bring a diverse community together for a night of
stunning visual and aural experiences.
>ABOUT THE ARTISTS/PROJECTS
COLLECTION-01, with works in interactive art, visual
art, photography, poetry, written word, film and performance, includes
artists based in San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, Montreal
ADRIANA DE BARROS : PROFANE
Adriana is a Portugal-based designer, entreprenuer and poet. She maintains
online projects Scene 360 and Breathewords.com and has recieved many
prestigious awards and features for her work. Her poetry has been featured
at Poetry.com, Poems that Go, Flashbang!, Visual Arts Trends, and Poptransit.com.
PROFANE is a photographic poem that explores the darkness in ourselves
as we face our thoughts and demons to escape the entrapments and struggles
of our own mind.
DAVID CROMPTON & STEREO 8 : THE DISTANCE AFTER
David Crompton and Stereo 8's collaborations mediate around creating
new relationships between picture, soundtrack, and narrative through
music (circlesquare), photography and film/video. They have also produced
live shows that combine all three mediums.
THE DISTANCE AFTER is a short film that tells a simple story of a
man and woman who become so entranced as to go days and weeks without
sleep, wandering dreamlessly into a state where dream and reality blur...
RANDY LEE CUTLER : TEMPLATE OF A GENOTYPE
Randy Lee Cutler is a Vancouver-based educator, curator, writer and
performer. At Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, she teaches critical
and cultural theory, media studies and visual art, all of which bisect
technology, aesthetics, feminism, queer politics, science fiction and
ritual. She has taught and lectured extensively in the UK and Canada.
TEMPLATE OF A GENOTYPE are animated writings questioning the existence
of one self and explores the politics of location whereby identity has
become a luxury for some and yet a necessity for Others.
DAVID KHANG : GLOBALOPOLY
David Dahl Khang is a visual artist and writer. Khang explores the relationships
and the spaces between visual and textual language through mediums of
calligraphy, (word) games, installations, creative and critical writing.
Khang is currently completing his MFA at UC Irvine, where he is the
recipient of the Chancellor's Fellowship.
GLOBALOPOLY uses the game Monopoly to examine and analyze the expansive
web of colonial/postcolonial histories that tie together individuals
and communities, indigenous and disporic, global and local.
ADRIENNE LAI : FROM A FAR
Adrienne Lai is a writer and artist. Her essays and reviews have been
published in Fuse, Lola, and Parachute. Lai's work (both
visual and academic) has focused on the areas of photography, technology,
consumer culture, cultural identity, and absence. She teaches at the
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.
FROM A FAR is an essay that interrogates the preconceived connections
between race and ethnicity and popular notions of nationalism and belonging
through the eyes of an Asian-Canadian whose parents were born in Africa.
CHICK RICE : XX & XY
Chick Rice is a photo-based artist and educator in Vancouver, Canada.
Her work has been featured in literary, editorial, commercial and corporate
publications. Rice has extensively exhibited and lectured across North
America and Europe. Her work is in many public collections and she has
annually been named as one of Who's Who of Canadian Women since
XX & XY are photographs that question gender and other identity
codes while exploring the photographer's power to subvert the images
ALAN SO : GET ME OUT OF HERE
Alan So is a San Francisco-based multidisciplinary designer and artist.
He works toward connecting people to resonating experiences through
mediums of paper, interactive and moving images. He founded ME'D1.ATE
in 1998 to incite innovative ideas through projects with artists from
diverse art disciplines. So has worked and exhibited in the United States
GET ME OUT OF HERE is an interactive that envelopes the dark and
most vulnerable emotions in yourself and investigates the sanity of
wanting to stay.
JON SUGAR : SUGARLAND
Jon Sugar is a writer, comedian and performer based in San Francisco.
A veteran of the San Francisco gay arts scene, Sugar is the founder
and "figurative figurehead" of G.A.W.K. (Gay Artists
and Writers Kollective). His writings have been featured in many
poetry and short story anthologies, including guest editorials in the
local dailies: The Chronicle and Examiner.
SUGARLAND is a selection of writings that takes a peek at his life
of hustlers, lovers, adult cinemas, sticky substances, anti-depressants
and disabilities to reveal an emotional world full of wanting and needing.
CAROLINE TEO : PINK SEMIOTICS
Caroline Teo is a photo-based artist living in Montreal, Canada. Her
main explorations deal with subverting ideas of identity and relationships.
Her work "Pink Semiotics" has garnered critical press
and has been exhibited in Vancouver, Montreal and Belgium. Most recently
her work was shown in a group exhibition, "Vancouver Collects"
at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
PINK SEMIOTICS are photographs that examines the indoctrinated social
ideals and labels of the colour pink and subverts those ideals through
the stoic stares of her subjects.
TRIPDIXON : GAS WITH CASH AND CHAOS
lived, created, educated, shown}}}}Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto.
(((London, Bangkok and Cairns.))
Seattle, SanFran, New York: Tokyo, Moscow...
curating and creating installation art, film art, net.art, noise music,
GAS WITH CASH AND CHAOS is an interactive that examines the world
of student protests and demonstrations on global economic summits of
the recent past blending sound art with animated interface art.
CHRISTOPHER S. WALSH : MY CONSCIENZIATION
Christopher S. Walsh is a New York-based public school teacher, artist,
writer/poet and social activist. He is completing his doctorate in Curriculum
& Teaching (Urban & Multicultural Education concentration) at
Teachers College, Columbia University. His publications primarily focus
on critical literacy and media literacy and their implications for classroom
practice. Walsh has taught and lectured extensively in the United States
MY CONSCIENZIATION is an animated spoken word piece that takes on
the injustices of American Education System and instigates us to reach
new levels of awareness (Conscienziation) helping the disenfranchized
and the poor to fight and struggle for better lives.
VICKI WONG : FEARLESS LITTLE LOVE POEMS
Vicki Wong is co-founder of MEOMI, a design company that focuses on
character design, pixelations, visual narratives and motion graphics,
for such clients as: CBC4Kids, Fil d'Ariane and Company Wide Shut. She
is also known for her sites Ndroid.com and beetleBlue.com. Her work
has frequently been published (Pictoplasma, IDN, Rojo) and exhibited
around North America.
FEARLESS LITTLE LOVE POEMS are visual and animated poems that speak
to you through ape-like characters and dare you to shed your inhibitions
toward love and expression.