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Lumen

Lumen - Where light, art & tech meet

Lumen is a festival that showcases light based new media, media art, and projection based installations. This free event invites citizens to explore the city through a new lens -- one that illuminates Waterloo through art and technology. 

Lumen will take place in uptown Waterloo on September 29, 2018 from 6 - 11p.m. and is divided up into five zones. Click one of the five links below for more information on all the installations featured at Lumen 2018:
Zone 1 - Waterloo Public Square
Zone 2 - Erb/Caroline
Zone 3 - Train Station + Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Zone 4 - Waterloo Park + Uptown Waterloo
Zone 5 - Kid Koala: Satellite Turntable Orchestra

 

Zone 1 - Presented by CanFirst Capital

Button Factory Arts

Button Factory Arts

TBD

25 Regina Street, South

Coming soon!

The MUSEUM

THEMUSEUM

Pixel Stick
Laney McLaneface Lane

Digital meets analog with this LED light-painting. Join THEMUSEUM as we capture images with our Pixelstick.

Amanda Garbe

Amanda Garbe

Forest of Dreams

Laney McLaneface Lane

The Forest of Dreams exhibit explores the intrinsic beauty of paper art when melded with technology. This interactive experience is staged as a whimsical forest. Participants are encouraged to write their "dreams" on small paper flowers before adding them to the vines. By the end of the night, the forest will be alive with the collective dreams of the community and festival goers.

 

Sherwood Music

Sherwood Music

Kazoo Stage

Waterloo Public Square

Staging and sound for the Kazoo Stage provided by Sherwood Music

Kazoo Fest

Kazoo Stage

Waterloo Public Square: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Kazoo! have teamed up with Lumen Festival to bring a genre-defying lineup of artists to Waterloo. Kazoo! Festival is a not-for-profit DIY arts organization who host a year-round music series and annual festival each April in Guelph, ON. As part of Lumen Festival, get ready for a lineup including avant-jazz, electro-experimentalism, post-punk, and instrumental hip hop. Unfurl your freak flag and let's get weird in Waterloo!

Esther Grey

Kazoo Presents: Esther Grey 

Kazoo Stage
Waterloo Public Square @ 6 p.m.

Esther Grey, a band hailing from Guelph, dishes up garage-cooked spook-pop that oscillates between scrappy and ethereal. Performing now as a trio, they play the low notes, they play the high notes, and they play the notes in between.

Eddyevvy

Kazoo Presents: Eddyevvy 

Kazoo Stage

Waterloo Public Square @ 7 p.m.

Waterloo has birthed a monster. Originating in 2016 as a duo consisting of Micaela Loreto and Mitchell Hartung, EDDYEVVY has since fleshed out into a 4-piece with the addition of Jae Holdsworth and Eric Repke. Recalling early '90s bands like Slowdive, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, Eddyevvy plays music that thoughtfully blends the noisey with the melodic.

 Isla Craig

Kazoo Presents: Isla Craig 

Kazoo Stage
Waterloo Public Square @ 8 p.m.
Isla Craig is a multi-dimensional vocalist and songwriter living and working in Toronto. With pointed attention towards vocal delivery and melodic play, her music is underpinned by languid psyche blues rhythms and arrangements that tumble into trance states. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is an active collaborator in the Toronto music scene, currently performing with Jennifer Castle, IC/JC/VC, and the Cosmic Range.


Obuxum

Kazoo Presents: Obuxum 

Kazoo Stage

Waterloo Public Square @ 9 p.m.

OBUXUM is a Toronto based Somali-Canadian producer and beat maker, whose lush and characteristic sound celebrates story telling. She has made her presence known with notable festival performances at Wavelength Festival, Kazoo! Fest, Electric Eclectics, and Venus Fest. NOW Magazine also recently included her in their list of Toronto electronic musicians to watch in 2018. 

Dan Lee and MC Lil Gay

Kazoo Presents: Dan Lee (of Phedre) & MC Lil Gay 

Kazoo Stage

Waterloo Public Square @ 10 p.m.

Frequent collaborators Lee Paradise and Lil Gay (who both perform with Phèdre) combine live hardware electronics with low bass-laden rhythmic vocals. Expect 140 bpm, continuous beats, and Lil Gay raps.

Trevor Waurechen

Trevor Waurechen

Lumen Moire

Waterloo Public Square 

Working with halftone dot and line patterns, this installation overlaps images to create a large-scale moiré as one walks through and around the installation's panels, different moirés will appear and disappear in their vision, as the patterns overlap and "move" before one's eyes.

Nik Harron

Nik Harron

VRLENS Kaleidoscope

Waterloo Public Square 

Harking back to the early days of ­film-based raree shows and sideshow peep boxes, the VRLENS project combines code-driven visuals, laser cut fabrication, and animation. This  installation includes three kaleidoscopic mirror boxes integrated with VGA video monitors that each provide a unique visual experience based on a shared video source.

 

Zone 2 - Presented by Shopify

Jim Fare

Jim Fare

Ruben's Tubes & Ruben's Table

Parkette at Erb/Caroline (Sout East Corner)

A Rubens' tube, also known as a standing wave flame tube, uses flames to physically demonstrate acoustic sound waves. Invented by German physicist Heinrich Rubens in 1905, the Rubens' Tube operates as a oscilloscope and is frequently used to demonstrate the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure.

Communitech & SkyWatch

Communitech & SkyWatch

Stargazing 
Communitech Data Hub - 14 Erb St W

Coming soon!

Allie Brenner

Allie Brenner

Housenumber_street.jpg

Memorial Park - 40 Erb St W

Housenumber_street.jpg uses photos sourced from Google "street view" archives to create sculptural objects. Images feature houses in Waterloo Region that have been demolished. These images are printed on transparencies and constructed into simplified house-shaped structures where participants are confronted with images from the past and a recognition of a community's changing landscape.

 

VERSA

VERSA

Interactive Environ

Shopify/Manulife Clocktower

This Interactive Environ responds to movement along the path beside the Manulife clock tower. Substantial movement is captured by several video cameras and output to a projection mapped "abstract landscape" on the Shopify facade. Participants will sense that their presence and passage through the space causes changes in the projection. The installation elicits questions about the consequences of human migration, and digital anonymity.

Open Ears & Numus

Open Ears & NUMUS 

Cymatics

CIGI - 67 Erb St W

A musical performance by Stealth, a duo featuring Kathryn Ladano on bass clarinet and Richard Burrows on percussion. With Cymatics (a live visual representation of sound) by composer and electronics expert Colin Labadie.

Zone Three - presented by the Uptown Waterloo BIA

The New Quarterly

The New Quarterly

TBA
WMRC Sign in the Museum Lot

Coming soon!

Charlena Russell + Bernie Rohde

Charlena Russell + Bernie Rohde

Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre (10 Father David Bauer Dr)

An interactive performance featuring multi-instrumentalist Charlena Russell in her custom-built light suit, collaborating with Bernie Rohde hand-made sound-activated LED installations.  

 

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

TBA

Shopify/Manulife Clocktower

Coming soon!

 

Zone Four - Presented by Lexington Park Real Estate

Jordyn Stewart

Jordyn Stewart

Please do not feed the ducks

Waterloo Park - East Gazebo

What is Silver Lake--a water reservoir, a large puddle, a pond? It's not quite suitable for swimming, or boating, but there seems to be a lot of ducks hanging out there.

 

Through experimental documentary and performance, Stewart will examine the wildlife that inhabits Waterloo Park. Drawing inspiration from local waterfowl, Stewart takes on the persona of a fowl enthusiast eager to identify the habits of these domestic-like creatures and our co-existence. Employing site-sensitive observation and documentation practices Stewart surveys the lake's many inhabitants, but the ducks get centre stage.

 

"She's like a crazy cat lady, but for ducks!" - Construction Worker (Waterloo Park)

Student Art Innovation Lab

Student Art Innovation Lab

Supporting Jordyn Stewart's Please do not feed the ducks instalation

Waterloo Park - East Gazebo

S.A.I.L. (Student Art Innovation Lab) is a University of Waterloo outreach arts program designed to animate our community's engagement in fine and performing arts. It is a mobile initiative program that runs out of a vintage Airstream trailer owned by the Fine Arts Department. The program is student-driven and runs with support from faculty and resources housed in Fine Arts and Theatre and Performance.

Nicholas Rees

Nicholas Rees

The Enchanted Garden

Waterloo Park - Wooded area beside East Gazebo

An installation of 6+ garden sculptures created from ferrocement. The sculptures are illuminated with tea lights and will be lit at dusk for all to enjoy.  

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

TBD

Waterloo Park - TBD

Coming soon!

Garner Beckett & Rob Porteous

Garner Beckett & Rob Porteous

Lumen Light Tubes

Waterloo Park - Silver Lake Dock (near Grist Mill)

This synchronized light and sound installation features three structures that respond to the activate low, medium, or high end frequency in the accompanying music creating an exciting and ever changing sensory experience. 

 The Firm Murals

The Firm Murals

Light Graffiti

The Grist Mill - Caroline St N

Using highly luminescent paint, lasers and a wall, The Collective aims to create an interactive experience that will transport participants into another realm filled with graffiti and street art. Viewers will have the chance to create their own temporary dimension and help shape the exhibit of light. 

Stephen Orlando

Stephen Orlando

Motion Exposure

Waterloo Public Library Parking Lot - 35 Albert St.

Motion Exposure combines equal parts of art, light, and technology. A long exposure photo is captured to reveal the paths of the LEDs and to tell the story of movement. Spectators will be able to watch others play the violin or drums and instantly see the photographic results projected onto screens and will also receive a low resolution version of the image as a memento of the event.

Waterloo Public Library

Waterloo Public Library

TBD

Waterloo Public Library Parking Lot - 35 Albert St.

Coming soon!

Princess Cinemas

Princess Cinemas

Prinecess Cinemas Presents

6 Princess St W

This projection based installation will feature Canadiana shorts, images, and films of a  pre- tech world.  

Fresh Air Films

Fresh Air Films

Mobile Movie Screen

Travelling

A travelling theatre that will delight viewers with Canadian shorts by talented filmmakers. 

 

Zone Five - Presented by Strata & Launch Waterloo


Kid Koala

Kid Koala

Satellite Turntable Orchestra

Temporary Parking Lot A (Corner of Regina & Bridgeport)

Our latest show will have EVERYONE in the audience playing along on turntables! We've created a series of Satellite Orchestra tone vinyl where each disc is designed to harmonize with key moments in the show. Each audience member will be seated at one of 60 mini turntable stations which includes a small crate of colour coded custom vinyl, an effects pedal, and a record player. Through subtle coloured lighting changes in the room, the audience is cued to play along.

Kid Koala will present an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks composed especially for this event.