" This work is made up of motorcycle parts and an Arduino microcontroller. This object tells a ghost story in morse code by flashing the turn signal at intervals controlled by the Arduino microcontroller. The story that is flashed out in morse code is somewhat arbitrary as most who view the work will not understand the voice of the object. While those who are interested may go and find the story on their own time what is important here is that it is a ghost story. I think of this object as being artificially haunted, possessed by the disembodied voice of a (perhaps inexperienced) Ghost. " ——Danan Lake
" This poem generator or recombiner runs continuously at 20-second intervals of rotating and resting. It randomly combines an action with two objects to create a short poem or instruction. "
Born in rural British Columbia, Danan Lake completed his Bachelor of Fine Art at NSCAD University and will be undertaking his Master of Fine Art at the University of Guelph in fall 2022. Lakes practice is primarily situated in sculpture. His most recent work addresses fictional landscapes; drawing from gothic fiction and ghost stories to create a range of sculptures and performances. The work is made using diverse media including simple robotics, stone, found objects, performance, and video. His work has been shown in Berlin and various locations across Canada.
Ⅰ· MULTI - + FACETS，September 2022, Guelph ON，Group exhibition, Boarding House GalleryⅡ· HERE HERE, THERE THERE，September 2020, Halifax, NS，Solo exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery.Ⅲ· CODA: LANGUAGEANDART，May 2019, Halifax NS，Groupexhibitioncurated by Anita JohandLiamRoss, TheAnnaLeanowensGallery.Ⅳ· WAYFINDING，June 2018, Nelson BC，Juriedgroup exhibition, Oxygen Art Center. Ⅴ· ENTROPYNOW，July 2017, Nelson BC，Publicart intervention, organized by myselfandCollinCourtney. Ⅵ· BLUE NIGHT，May 2016, Nelson BC，Artsandculturefestival, Studio CollectiveGallery. Ⅶ· REUNIONS，February 2016, Nelson BC，Group exhibition, Oxygen Art Center.
Ⅰ· UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH GRADUATETUITION SCHOLARSHIP，February 2022Ⅱ· BMO 1START COMPETITION NOMINATION，April 2021Ⅲ· TD INSURANCE MELOCHEMONNEX SCHOLARSHIP，October 2020Ⅳ· MARGUERITE AND LEROYZWICKER FELLOWSHIP，October 2019Ⅴ· OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AWARD，NOMINATION，April 2019 Ⅵ· BCCOUNCIL FOR THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP，September 2017 and September 2022
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Initiator & Director
Melanie WilminkCaspar Fairhall Curators AssistantMaggie Bai Haru Liu Nyusa Zhou Joanne Yeung Uchida Ma Yien Wang Sarah Yang Lcey Yin Chloe Zhang Wendy Peng Consultant Joel Ong OrganizerSino-Canada Alliance of Arts and CultureLuxun Academy of Fine Arts gallerySensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and TechnologyYork University Centre for Asian Researchthe School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA
Funding by the Canada-China Initiative Fund Committee at the York Centre for Asian Research
Funding by the “Double First-Class” Project of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts
About the exhibition
Art is a language that doesn’t need translation. For a long time, art has played an important role in the communication between China and other countries. In the context of economic globalization, cultures from all over the world collide and fuse with each other, forming a multi-cultural network. Chinese culture and various cultures of other countries meet here, forming a strong and diverse artistic atmosphere As globalization makes the cultural and artistic exchanges between countries more frequent and more closely connected, the optimization of the international artistic ecological environment also provides new opportunities for the evolution of art. Art is enriched by exchanges and mutual learning; the development of art requires international exchanges and cooperation, the active participation of artists from all countries, the sharing of ideas, the collision of hearts and the blending of emotions.This initiative is hosted by the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture,York University Centre for Asian Research, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery, and the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA, with funds from the Canada-China Initiative Grant from York Centre for Asian Research, and Double first-class project approved by Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by young artists from all over the world, strengthens exchanges between artists from all over the world, and promotes the "beauty of each other and the beauty of the other" in Chinese and foreign cultures. By supporting art exchange activities between international artists , promoting the understanding of the different national cultures, and breaking through group and language barriers, we aim to achieve more commonality between people, creating communication, understanding,and fusion,thereby further optimizing the ecological environment,new opportunities for the artistic.This exhibition shows the vitality of the interdependence and common development of Chinese culture and the world civilization, promotes the pace of Chinese art to the world, and has a positive impact on promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and strengthening the international exchange of Chinese culture. After the exhibition committee’s review, a total of 47 artists from 43 regions in the world have been selected into the "Crossing Time Zones·2022 China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition". We will introduce the participating artists issue by issue, welcome your attention and subscription.
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