LADIES LUGGING GEAR - PUT A HEX ON THE POLAR VORTEX EDITION
LADIES LUGGING GEAR returns this winter on Weds Feb 12th at the always wonderful Tendril studio!
This time around we're surfing through the minds and work of women in this city who publish the latest in Toronto's contemporary art scene CARBONPAPER, build digital games that blow your mind DAMES MAKING GAMES, and make deep pulsing beats that shake dance floors all around the world PURSUIT GROOVES!
SO, JUST WHO IS GONNA GRACE YOU AT THE NEXT LLG?
THESE LADIES, CHECK 'EM OUT!
Pursuit Grooves has been making music for over 15 years. Her sound can be described as "Electronic travels through Soul, Bass, House and Hip Hop." She is an alum of the acclaimed Redbull Music Academy c/o 2008. She has released two albums on Tectonic Recordings UK as well as being featured on numerous other labels as well as providing official remixes for international artists such as The Knife and Planningtorock. PG has performed her music live with her trusty hardware sampler in Japan, Australia, and at festivals all over Europe. She has been featured and supported by major media sources such as SPIN, Fact Magazine, XLR8R, Now Magazine Album of the Week, Exclaim 9/10 album review, and The Grid Breakout Musical Acts of 2013.
She also teaches an all-female hardware sampling class at the Off Centre DJ School in the east end that Britt took and highly recommends.
PG will be be sharing some new tunes with us on the night of 3
Gemma Warren and Vanessa Runions of CARBON PAPER
CARBON PAPER is an emerging Toronto arts and culture publication trying to bridge the gaps of access through conversation, critique, humor, and humility. The magazine aims to allocate equal editorial space to images and written content from artists and writers living and working in Toronto; presenting the work of both emerging and established contemporary visual artists alongside essays, interviews, profiles, and reviews.
Gemma Warren is a freelance photographer and artist living in Toronto. She is the Creative Director and Co-founder of Carbon Paper. Vanessa Runions is the Managing Editor of Carbon Paper. Shes also a facilitator and sometimes a producer of art and related things. Over the years she has worked for several Toronto galleries and sits on the board at Gallery 44.
Alex Leitch of DAMES MAKING GAMES
Alex is a co-founder and advising director of Dames Making Games Toronto, an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in the game-making community. Her most popular game is Psychlepath, a game of cycle commuting in Toronto, produced for the TIFF Nexus project in 2011, and her most recent is Aneurysm, a mobile game about roommates and dishes. A programmer by trade, Alex is a candidate for a Master's of Design for her project ScreenPerfect, a game engine intended to make full-motion video narratives accessible to non-programmers. Alex is interested in new directions for distributed computing systems.
PLUS KARA STONE and KAYTE MCKNIGHT will show off one of the games that they made at DAMES MAKING GAMES which used a gaming engine that Alex built.
As per usual... BYOB
PWYC No worries, no one turned away :
we have no funding and pay out of pocket each time, this helps us continue to do it
There will be plenty of time to chill, chat, drink and meet other inspiring makers in Toronto. Everyone is welcome, though we highlight and showcase the works of women.
A SPECIAL NOTE!
the doors to the Balfour building where Tendril is located will be locked and we will give you details on how to get in closer to.
That said curious to know what LLG is all about?
For those unfamiliar, LLG is for all digitally cavorting and/or media storytelling ladies - producers, filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, audiophiles, documentarians, etc. The purpose of LLG is to come get to know one another, demo projects and get feedback, bounce ideas around for collaboration, divulge in some skill sharing, and generally poke at the fire to see what new creative relationships might arise for us all. There are tons of women in the city who fit into the category; theyre brilliant, they tell stories, they use non-traditional techniques to do so, and most of all: we want to meet them.
While LLGs gatherings are salon-style, theyre not about academic laurel resting. LLG provides a more progressive and safe space for emerging women in media to get going as well as more experienced media-makers. We strive to create a positive environment where women come to share their ideas, questions, tips, and advice on the basis of project-empowerment and a celebration of female know-how.
Lastly, while Ladies Lugging Gear is created for women, it is really a group that supports all under-represented people in technology and media. LLG is a trans-positive space, as well as a community that welcomes men. Ultimately, the gist is that LLG is a celebration of the work of all women-identifying people.