2016 Livestreaming Contest
Last year, Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, in collaboration with Sheridan’s Institute for Creativity, put out a call for students to propose projects and installations that would enhance outdoor spaces on campus. “Livestreaming” is a reference to the streams that flow through the Trafalgar Campus. Students were invited to work individually or in teams and to collaborate across programs or Faculties in order to develop installation concepts for this project.
We are pleased to announce the winning proposal (link to walk-through video.mp4 here) by Hugh Lai, Jessica Nguyen and Suri Yang developed in their Design class, taught by Jay Wilson, and mentored additionally by technologist Alex Geddie. We are issuing this challenge again this year. It is is open to all Sheridan students and can take any form: installation, sculpture, video, sound, performance or even gardening. All students are welcome to contribute to the initiative, and the idea is to create some form of art that interacts with the stream and highlights its living presence within the Sheridan environment.
The deadline to submit a proposal is March 31, 2016. A jury will then review the proposals and mockups and award $1500 to a project to be built and installed over the spring and summer months.
The “Livestreaming” project is meant to draw attention to Sheridan’s streams and to ensure their continued health. When development for this campus was laid out in the early 1970s, the planners kept the stream that flows through the site and made it an integral focal point of the radial layout of all the buildings. The stream continues to flow between the various wings of the campus, reminding everyone of our connection to nature and our link to seasonal cycles.
The phrase “livestreaming” refers to video images that are conveyed directly to the viewer through a live feed that displays real-time images at a particular location. In the same way that the stream connects to a larger stream and lake, Sheridan is connected to a larger community beyond its defined boundaries. The idea of the stream as a living entity and its connection to a wider world are at the core of this project.
For more information about this initiative or to submit a proposal, please contact: