Low Res is a full service creative lighting and event production company located in Brooklyn, NY. They offer fully customized lighting solutions for special events, brand activation, promotional events, lighting for parties, photo shoots, and other special one off events. Low Res provides full production and programming of lighting to create intimate and unique atmospheres.
Low Res returns to On Canal for their second installation in the district. CONDUIT NO. 4: a stunning immersive light sculture and sound installation, once again showcases Low Res’ ability to enthrall and envelop visitors in its dynamic embrace.
Paterson is pleased to bring their Tennis Club popup to Canal Street. Paterson pays homage to the heritage, cross-cultural diversity, street style and joie de vivre of both German Nieves and his home town of Paterson, NJ. The brand represents functional design infused with an air of sport, which communicates a lifestyle that exudes adventure. Paterson is propelled by collections that are cohesive even when the references are not, drawing inspiration from a wide range of subject matter - from Andre Agassi’s effortless style both on and off the court to the continental cool of Steve McQueen. The brand’s DNA is a byproduct of Nieves’ roots and his boundless approach to creating.
DISCLAIMER is a new conceptual installation from artist Jo Shane that explores algorithms' increasing role in our everyday lives. Presented by Wallplay ON CANAL, the show will be on view from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 322A Canal St.
DISCLAIMER will feature 48 photographs that depict a screenshot as found when spinning quickly between Instagram stories (a method that mimics a behavior known as “instapeeping”). Within an order prescribed by Instagram’s proprietary algorithm, Shane extracted adjacent story posts from her personal feed that struck her as visually or contextually compelling. Now placed in dialog, the pairings elicit new threads of meaning, thus revealing the ultimate powerlessness we have over our own story within this liminal digital space. ‘Disclaimer’ refers to the lack of responsibility Shane will take for displaying unhindered images from the public domain, which she asserts are property of the algorithm once posted.
Displayed in the vernacular of the preexisting merchandise culture of Canal Street, all artworks in DISCLAIMER will take the form of for sale objects, or “units”. Each screenshot will be face mounted to plexiglass and installed on mobile phone car holders. The unit price of $250 will be negotiable, furthering the project’s accessible and interactive format. For the duration of the project Shane will be referred to as Designer / Artist / Merchant, the principle of JS. Enterprises, as an extension of the deliberate duality of the project.
FELT is an experimental internet art platform and artist collective. Its IRL and URL experiences examine digital activism, hip hop culture, race, gender, and class. Since the start of FELT in 2011 the collective has grown from a small group of like-minded creatives to an international movement which spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Mark Sabb, aka Mark Digital, is a net artist, curator, and founder of the FELT collective. Mark’s work focuses on themes related to gangsta rap, black history and culture, and the youth-oriented energy of hip hop. From the initial founding of FELT Mark has infused politics and protest into his brand of internet art.
For ON CANAL, Sabb has curated a selection of videos to be showcased during Armory Week.
Zhestkov.Studio is a digital art and design studio founded by media artist and director Maxim Zhestkov with partners in 2015 with a passion for integrating design, technology, architecture, science and fashion.
In the endless pursuit of new visual languages, they are producing an art film each season along with their growing commercial work. Their personal art projects gained exceptional exposure and have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces all over the world.
For ON CANAL, Zhestkov has chosen four of their favorite videos to showcase across three screens for Armory Week.
For over 20 years my father was a volunteer firefighter and amateur fire scene photographer. Where There's Smoke makes use of thousands of fire slides shot between 1968 and 1988.
Where There’s Smoke mixes live documentary, immersive theatre and an escape room to create an experience that explores memory and loss. Set within the aftermath of a blaze, participants race to determine the cause of a tragic fire by sifting through the charred remains.
“In 1983 our van burst into flames on a family vacation. Eleven months later our house would burn to the ground. As I explore my past I find mysterious connections to these blazes and come face to face with a closet full of skeletons. Inspired by true events in my life, Where There’s Smoke details the connections between two mysterious fires and my father’s battle with cancer.”
– writer/director Lance Weiler
Josepher is a New York based director, designer, artist and contributor. She uses a wide variety of materials to explore the crossroads of gender, anatomy, geometry, and color.
For ON CANAL, Jenna Josepher has created a special selection of videos to showcase during Armory Week.