[ISEA95] Artists Statement: Graham Smith & Toronto artists (remote) — Welcome to the Electric Skin

Artists Statement

Special ISEA95 Event

This is a continuation of the “Toronto Cybercity” project I curated for the Aperto at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It utilizes a new artistic medium called a Cibercity which incorporated a miniature art gallery which housed model-sized installations created by various Toronto artists. The piece was linked to the Biennale via the McLuhan program’s videoconferencing in Toronto which allowed viewers in Italy a live video feed from within the installation.

  • Graham Smith (Canada) is an artist creating works with robotics, he is Project Leader of the Virtual Reality Access Program of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. He has lectured in Italy, Canada, the United States and France. His works have been exhibited in Europe and in North America and he has received grants from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.