[ISEA2020] Artists Statement: Jill Didur & Tony Higuchi — Sensing across Entities: Global Urban Wilds and Environmental Storytelling

Artists Statement n.a.

  • Dr. Jill Didur is Associate Dean and Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada,and a member of the Technoculture Art and Games Research Centre (TAG) at the Milieux Institute for Art, Culture and Technology. She is the creator of the mobile app, the Alpine Garden MisGuide (iTunes Apple Store 2015), an experi-mental sound walk that curates the relationship between colonial history and botanical gardens, installed at the Jardin botanique de Montréal in May 2015. She is currently completing her second loc-ative media project Global Urban Wilds to be install at Montreal’s Champ des Possible. This locative media project explores the ped-agogical possibilities of embodied knowing for challenging neolib-eral and settler attitudes toward climate change and urban biodi-versity. This research creation is funded by her current SSHRC In-sight Grant, Greening Narrative: Locative Media and Globalized Environments (2014-2021).
  • Tony Higuchi (b. Las Palmas, Spain) is a research-creator based in Montréal, Canada In 2015, after participating in Critical Hit, he joined Milieux’s Technoculture, Art and Games research center as resident artist, where he currently conducts his PhD project in which he explores cultural and artistic issues regarding playfully interactive AI with a multi-disciplinary and experimental approach. He has performed in festivals such as Cau d’orella and collaborated in the production of works exhibited at festivals such as Sónar, Mutek, Indiecade, Cau d’orella and venues such as Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst and Quartier des spectacles.