October 28 to November 5, 2016
Downtown Kamloops > After Dark
Luminocity is a FREE week-long public art project organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout downtown Kamloops.
Luminocity is a forum for independent media arts locally, nationally and internationally. It embraces new creative concepts and modes of expression in the media arts field and encourages diverse audience engagement outside the Gallery’s regular programming. In the fall of 2014, this week-long public art project dazzled viewers with legendary weekend dance parties and video projections in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Inspired by popular public art events across the country such as Nuit Blanche, the KAG’s inaugural presentation transformed Kamloops’ urban environment with projections on the facades of buildings and in storefront windows, site specific installations at Riverside Park and performances in the Rotary Bandshell as a way of connecting people to the city in innovative ways.
During the darkening days of fall, this year Luminocity lights up similar sites and introduces new ones with a selection of diverse multi-media work by artists from across the country and from here at home. For the duration of Luminocity, Dion and Ryland Fortie transform the Rotary Bandshell into Auxiliary Glow, a reserve of lights and visuals, bizarre shadows, strange characters, analog video effects and visuals. The Bandshell is once again home to two weekends of live musical performances featuring local and touring bands and DJs as well as evening events throughout the week. There are also many adjunct projects to check out this year. Luminocity is a unique offering to explore the city of Kamloops in a new way and to take in video art projects from a diverse range of artists.
Curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery
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Thank you to our sponsors and partners for their generous support of the Kamloops Art Gallery and Luminocity: