Luminocity, a week-long video art exhibition, will return to Kamloops streets and Riverside Park from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31.
The event, put on by the Kamloops Art Gallery, features video projections on building facades and exhibits in Riverside Park, bringing some previous gallery-based video exhibits out into the open.
This year’s projects on display touch on themes of power and resistance, strength and fragility, public and private and connection and isolation. Works featured were created by artists from around the world, ranging from animation to multi-channel video and other multimedia displays.
There are a number of ways to take in Luminocity throughout its run. All events are free and open to all ages.
Two main curator tours will anchor the event, covering all 15 locations beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, each limited to 50 people. They will begin at the Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St. Registration is required and can be done online at luminocity.ca/tours.
Another way to take in the sights — at least those located in Riverside Park — is by guided tour. These tours will take place each night, except Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, and will run at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., starting at the information kiosk beside the Rotary Bandshell. Registration is recommended
All tours will run rain or shine.
Five free virtual events will also run throughout Luminocity, featuring talks with artists and performances.
The first virtual event will be a screening and artist talk with Kirsten Leenaars, who created (Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles (2018). The Chicago-based artist will participate via video conference. Registration is required.
To register or see a complete list of virtual events, go online to luminocity.ca/virtual.