Monira Al Qadiri’s work, Behind the Sun, combines VHS footage of the burning oil fields in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War with a beautiful poem about the beauty of nature and the divinity of it all. It can be viewed at DARC until May 20.
To celebrate Digital Arts Resource Centre’s (DARC) 40th anniversary, Director Annette Hegel wants to not just look back at the last four decades but to look forward to the future and the present; “to make sense of this mess.”
Hiwa K’s 17-minute film Pre-Image, Blind as the Mother Tongue retraces his journey from Iraqi Kurdistan to Europe, now being shown at DARC as part of the 40th anniversary exhibition “Tending Land.”
The deadline to submit is December 10, 2021, with the final selection to be made by a jury.
The Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival launched their new virtual speaker series on February 25 with a deep dive into Black creators’ experiences in the Ottawa media industry.
Art curator, event producer, and consultant Rachel Weldon co-founded and runs Debaser, the community arts programming organization that is based on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa/Hull. Their activity in the Ottawa arts community for over 10 years, wealth of experience, and vast community arts network was an obvious fit for the DARC organizational residency program.
In collaboration with the City of Ottawa and CF Rideau Centre, Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) is thrilled to announce the new public art program, In the Absence. The program guided a cohort of emerging and mid-career artists, based in Canada, who expanded on their existing practice and learned to use new tools available for digital creation.
Social Media Marketing for Media Artists was a free, live workshop that is part of a series of free digital workshops DARC is offering the community during COVID-19. Our goal is to make independent artists and creators understand that there are digital marketing strategies they can run on their own to promote their work.
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