Wednesday June 11, 1:30PM – 3:00PM
The Few or the Many: Consolidation or Proliferation as the Way Forward in the Media Arts?
Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Within the ongoing landscape of austerity from most public funding bodies and an ever-expanding field for the media arts in Canada what is the way forward? Should the sector consolidate resources to build “Super-Centres” for the production, dissemination and distribution of media art, or should the proliferation of small collectives and time-limited projects be encouraged. While answers may reside somewhere between these two positions our esteemed debaters will argue consolidation versus proliferation as potential strategies for the future of the sector.
Catherine Benoit, Elwood Jimmy, Zoë Toupin
Meriol Lehmann, Peter Sandmark, Cease Wyss