Evolve or Perish: Media Arts Network of Ontario meets in Ottawa

 

On November 15 -16, ARCA attended the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO) meeting titled Evolve or Perish, a title surely intended to provoke discussions on how the gathered media arts community is responding to The Canada Council for the Arts “change agenda”. The two day long symposium, organised by recently appointed MANO director Ben Donahue and event coordinator Jane Kim was introduced by keynote speaker Clive Robertson. The symposium coincided with Galerie SAW Gallery ART STAR 5: Wit­ness and Tes­tify, a video art biennial providing participants with two evenings of curated shorts.