Fall For Dance North: The Flip Side | THE BIG SOCIAL: AR Edition

Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Pond becomes a liquid dance floor for Argentine tango, balboa and vogue. Aim your device at the large image in the centre of the pond and dancers will appear before your eyes. Follow their movement as ambient audio transports you to a dance club, or a square in Buenos Aires. Long-time (bubbled) dance partners remind us of the power of touch and physical connection—in augmented reality.

Originally created as part of a long-standing partnership with Union Station, this year's special edition of THE BIG SOCIAL moves down the street to Harbourfront Centre and transforms through AR.

CREATIVE TEAM

 

Hector Centeno

AR Designer

Hector Centeno is a digital media creator with over two decades of experience as an independent artist, interactive systems programmer and designer, and digital media technician.

Hector focuses on the aesthetic potential of immersive digital sound and visuals that seek to engage the audience into a reflection of place relationship and perception of reality. His work includes national and international presentations of multi-channel sound art, interactive installation art, and virtual reality experiences.

Hector has worked for organizations including New Adventures in Sound Art, Impossible Things (AR) and for multiple independent media artists. He currently teaches at OCADU, George Brown College and York University.

 

Jeremy Mimnagh

Video Designer

Over ten years, Jeremy Mimnagh has been involved in still photography, film, AR, projection and sound works that ask unanswerable questions contending with, and relevant to, living in this world today. From a film delving into the impossibility of acquiring a culture (with Peter Chin), to performance works exploring the limits of memory (with Ginette Laurin), the inherent generational difference relative to lived experience (with Heidi Strauss), and the irreversible human impact on the natural world (with adelheid), these works sought to have their audiences consider a vast constellation of unknowns. In looking at what we don’t have answers to, perhaps we can ask ourselves more honestly to be where we are. Maybe in seeing what is broken we can can see more clearly what can be different, and what can change.

 

Debashis Sinha

Sound Designer | Original Music

Debashis Sinha has realized projects in radiophonic art, music, sound art, audiovisual performance, theatre, dance, and music nationally and internationally. Sound design and composition credits include Peggy Baker Dance Projects, productions with The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Volcano Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Project Humanity, The Theatre Centre, Nightwood Theatre, Why Not Theatre, Theatre Francais Toronto, Doug Varone, Theatre Passe Muraille, and many more. Live sound appearances include MUTEK, the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Banff Centre, The Music Gallery, and more. Sinha teaches sound design at York University and the National Theatre School, and is currently working on a multi-part audio/performance work incorporating machine learning and AI.