META is an annual showcase of high caliber artworks created by graduating students in the New Media program at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. This year, META 2012 will take place at Airship37, located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, from which is set to take from March 29th – 31st.
META 2012 presents two-dozen artworks that seek to discover and redefine the creative possibilities offered by new media. User interaction is the key to the distinctive audience experience offered by the kinetic sculpture, game design, sound art and video installation works showcased at this year’s exhibition. Many of the artworks provide immersive, multi-sensory experience while others invite audience members to play or challenge them to problem-solve. All of the works approach the issue of how technology defines our era as an opportunity for creative exploration and intervention.
Taking to heart the promise of the all-encompassing nature of user interaction in new media, this year’s curatorial team has been inspired to undertake the creation of the first-ever accessible META event. By eliminating the obstacles that impose restrictions upon the involvement of individuals with visual, physical or hearing disabilities, we not only aspire to broaden the demographic of New Media, but also send a public message about making access a vital priority in the arts.
Join META 2012 on opening night [March 29th] for the chance to experience the excitement of the unveiling of innovative artworks created by the graduates of the School of Image Arts New Media program.
WHAT: META 2012: New Media Exhibition
WHEN: (Opening Night) March 29th (7PM-1AM)
WHERE: Airship 37, Distillery District. 37 Parliament Street, Studio 2.