Video art exhibitions and music planned for weekend event Luminocity

A number of events and art installations are planned as part of this year’s Luminocity event held downtown and in Riverside Park.

The biennial video art exhibition features 15 artists from across Canada, along with nine events held from Oct. 12 to Oct. 20.

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Among the installations downtown, which are lit up nightly from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., are Saline, a video art installation at Barnacle Records, 290 Third Ave.; The Ecstasy of Beige, a mixed-media light installation at Kamloops Museum and Archives, 207 Seymour St.; and Collaborative Corpse, a live projected drawing display at the Office of Surrealist Investigations, 135 Victoria St.

In Riverside Park, some of the installations you can find are Cindy Mochizuki’s Scissors, a 20-minute video exploring Japanese folklore and spirit worlds; Comet MMXVIII, a light installation made from salvaged galvanized items and fluorescent light tubes and LEDs; and Unaizah, a film shot by a TRU student that explores the relationship between people and places using film shot in her hometown Unaizah, Saudi Arabia.

For a complete list of artists and installations, go online to luminocity.ca.

For events, things kick off Friday at 7 p.m. with a curator’s tour starting at the Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria St., led by Charo Neville. The tour will end at the Rotary Bandshell.

Later that evening, Medium/Fugue, a sound and performance installation that explores place and time, will be on stage at the Rotary Bandshell at 9 p.m.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Brewloops and Factotum are hosting an evening of beer and music featuring live bands Douse, Jared Jackel’s Bad Vibrations and locals At Mission Dolores.

Sunday features a public drawing night where visitors can contribute to a live projected drawing. This event will take place at the Office of Surrealist Investigations, 135 Victoria St., at 8 p.m.

Tuesday will feature screenings of short films created by Thompson Rivers University students at the Rotary Bandshell at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday, international curatorial project Artist as a Digital Archivist will feature video screenings at 8 p.m. in the Rotary Bandshell.

A blindfolded face-off will take place on Thursday with Dark Duel. Contestants will try to create objects using glow sticks, LED lights and modelling clay in 60 seconds. The event starts at 8 p.m. in the Rotary Bandshell.

On Friday, Origami and More Music for Sponges will feature Montreal-based artist Martin Marier plus a special guest, playing a sponge — a digital musical instrument that looks like a cushion and reacts musically when twisted, bent or tapped.

Saturday, the final day of Luminocity, will feature another evening of beer and music, hosted by Factotum. Live bands include The Prettys, Did You Die and Groceries who will take the Rotary Bandshell stage at 8 p.m.

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