Artist shares insights into virtual reality installation at New West gallery

Want to find out more about the virtual world that’s currently on display at New Media Gallery?

Artist Lisa Jackson will be on hand on Friday, Dec. 7 for a 2 p.m. talk about her current virtual reality installation Biidaaban: First Light.

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Jackson has accumulated a long list of awards and accolades, including a 2010 Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama, an ImagineNATIVE Alliance Atlantis mentorship award and the 2005 Vancouver Arts Award for Emerging Media Artist.

Her work has played at a variety of international festivals, including Berlinale, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and London BFI.

Jackson’s Biidaaban: First Light – part of the Reclaim exhibition at New Media Gallery that’s on until Dec. 9 - uses virtual reality to guide viewers through a future, fallen city being reclaimed by nature. The renewal is seen through the lens of traditional languages: Wendat, Mohawk and Ojibway.

Her talk at the gallery is free and open to all. The New Media Gallery is on the third floor at Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. See www.newmediagallery.ca for details or call 604-875-1865.

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