Western Front Media Arts is pleased to present a performance by Toronto based media artist Jeremy Bailey. Bailey will present an talk and performance in the Grande Luxe Hall, as part of Western Front Media Arts ongoing engagement with networked media arts practice. Bailey as a self-proclaimed “Famous New Media Artist” uses wry humor to critique new media vocabularies. Bailey’s practice explores the tension between technology and the body through the cartoonish aesthetic of online culture.Employing expert knowledge of softwear design, Bailey designs specific platforms for both online and live performative contexts, often working with consumer technology. At Western Front Bailey will perform Nam June Paik for Western Front, in which he designates himself the first practitioner of “Kinect Art”, in which he utilizes the consumer gaming system Microsoft Kinect, referencing Nam June Paik’s relationship to the invention of video art.Western Front Media Arts is presenting Jeremy Bailey’s performance in partnership with Electric Speed at the Surrey Art Gallery, an exhibition of works commissioned for presentation on urban screens, curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy. Bailey’s new work, Explore The Future of Creativity will be presented alongside works by Jon Sasaki, Will Gill and Jillian McDonald. For more information visit electricspeed.ca
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Born in 1979 Bailey received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University (2006) and an undergraduate degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto (2002). He is co-founder of award winning artist video collective 640 480 and performance journalism collective ArtStars*. Bailey has exhibited and performed extensively, since 2003, nationally and internationally. Including: Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik, Tate Liverpool, (Liverpool UK), Domain, ZER01 San Jose Biennial, (San Jose, USA), BWNY, Albright Knox, (Buffalo, USA), Space Invaders, NIMk, (Amsterdam, Netherlands), The Jeremy Bailey Show, HTTP Gallery (London, UK) ,Transmediale, Akademie der Kuenste (Berlin, Germany), The New Museum (New York, NY).