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OCAD and Goethe-Institut Toronto welcome Berlin-based

artist Lillevan as Digital Media Resident

TORONTO, October 21, 2008—The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto announced today that they will welcome Berlin-based multimedia artist Lillevan as Digital Media Resident from October 28 to 31. OCAD will hold a free public lecture by Lillevan on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.

“Lillevan is one of the world’s leading digital-media practitioners,” said Vladimir Spicanovic, Director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program. “Our hope is that his residency at OCAD will add to the critical discourse on hybridity, interdisciplinarity and relational aesthetics in contemporary art and design practice.”

The residency will provide an opportunity for Lillevan to engage with students in OCAD’s graduate and undergraduate programs through workshops, lectures, studio projects, video presentations and live performances.

An Evening with Lillevan
Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Central Hall, Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca

are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating is available; guests are advised to arrive early.

About Lillevan
Lillevan is co-founder of the visual audio group Rechenzentrum (1997–2008), whose performances and DVD releases have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for taking visual music, animation, bricolage and film manipulation to new levels. Involved in film, animation and music since early childhood, Lillevan’s collaborations and solo works are often described as an exploration of the history of cinema which search for new relationships between viewer and screen, between reality and the projected image. His experimental combinations of new and old technologies and creation of new installation and projection techniques has introduced innovative new approaches to the live performance film genre. Often, performances are combined with lectures, talks and workshops. Lillevan’s more recent work explores the relationships between the history of light, the evolution of the eye and cinematic development, and questions the archeology of media, studies of perception, and history of technical visualization. Lillevan has collaborated with many acclaimed international artists working in many genres, including club culture and classical music, dance, theatre and opera, performance and installation art, as well as in academic settings. He has performed and lectured all over the world at various festivals and events in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, including ARS Electronica and Transmediale in Germany, Mutek in Montreal, and Dis-Patch in Belgrade, Serbia. For more information about Lillevan, visit www.lillevan.com.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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Media Contacts:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile: Ext. 1327)

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