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Agit POV Workshop

Presented in partnership with Community Arts and Public engagement, City of Ottawa

Artists: Mariangela Aponte, Alexandre Castonguay, Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, Henri Kuschkowitz and Anthony Scavarelli

Agit POV is a simple LED device for the spokes of your wheel that makes clever use of your pedal power, turning your bicycle wheel into a personal billboard. Join the workshop, build your own POV, and take part in a light ride across town. Visit http://agitpov.wordpress.com/ for more details on the Agit POV.

Sign up for workshop and make your spokes speak with LEDs at http://agitpov.eventbrite.ca

$20 | max 15 participants September 11 and 12 // 7-9PM // Artengine Lab, 2 Daly Ave

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You Are Here

Artists: Elizabeth MacKinnon, Kwende Kefentse and Mathieu Trudel

Using an intricate combination of projection and live performance, You Are Here encourages us to reconsider our movement through the built world around us. Come see dancers animate and interact with large projections as they push and pull the structures under our feet.

September 14 and 15 // starting at 9PM // 700 Sussex Drive

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Rhythm Ride

With Ghetto Blast Sound System and in collaboration with Velo Vogue

A simple ride around the canal becomes a crowd-sourced concert by way of radios, gears, LEDs, pedals, processors and a mobile sound system.

Anyone is welcome to join this musical bike parade. An original piece of music will be generated as modified walkie-talkies collect and distribute your cycling sounds. The composition will be broadcast through an off-the-grid sound system and a local (VLF) FM transmission. Everyone is encouraged to bring an FM radio and tune in. More radios means more fun. There are a limited number of walkie-talkies available, so come early to have your bike be part of the symphony!

Sponsored by The Ottawa Art Gallery

Also check out Ghetto Blast’s mobile dance parade heading towards the Ottawa Mini-Maker Faire on August 31 at the Museum of Science and Technology.

Sign up for the ride on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/209873762513242/

September 13 // 7PM // meet at the Corktown Footbridge (east side)

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Dynamic Maze

Impromptu Playground

The Dynamic Maze is a play structure designed to inspire imaginative spatial play. The brightly coloured towering reeds and giant inflatable balls transform Waller Park into a playful landscape—a playscape—for both children and adults. The installation transforms the experience of the space and releases the potential to construct and reconstruct place through play.

Located at Waller Park behind The Arts Court, Daly Ave and Waller Street

September 13 // 12-2PM // Opening Game Play with members of Impromptu Playground

September 13 // 12-9PM Open for play

September 14 // 12-9PM Open for play

An earlier version of this project was commissioned by the Ottawa International Children's Festival. We gratefully acknowledge their support.

Land Line

Presented by Megan Smith

LandLine is an app-based creative city intervention that discusses the region's culture and current social stance. Use it to record up to 3 minutes of audio about a space that affects you emotionally or physically. Then listen to what other people think of the spaces they inhabit every day.

Learn more at http://landline.artengine.ca/

Ongoing // various locations

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Playing the Park

Artist: Jesse Stewart

Artist Jesse Stewart harnesses the design and architecture of Major’s Hill Park to put on a collective musical performance.

September 15 // 1PM // Major’s Hill Park

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Artist: Jesse Stewart

Jesse Stewart will launch a new video project with us during the festival. Part music video, part inspiration the piece is accompanied by a hybrid musical score and map to guide you through playing his unique musical piece on the Alexandra Bridge.

Check back here during the festival to see this exciting new work. Download the score and go and play the bridge yourself!

Ongoing // Alexandra Bridge

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Forest Party

Vanier Sugar Shack

Music by Ghetto Blast Sound System

Join all the artists and participants for closing party in the bush at the Vanier Sugar Shack. Food, drinks and music will be shared at Canada’s only urban maple sugar bush. Join in a special bike ride with participants of the Agit POV project as they test out their new digital voices for the first time.

September 15 // 5-9PM Vanier Sugar Shack, 300 Pères Blancs Ave // 7PM Agit POV Bike Ride

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