It's my first week at V2_ in my role as Curator, and this morning I introduced myself to the team at our weekly staff meeting.
I made an informal presentation of my traces around the web. I started with my online headquarters: http://michelle.kasprzak.ca
I then showed some bits and pieces of my curatorial work online.
I showed the Aesthetics of Gaming exhibition that I curated for Pace Digital Gallery: http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/kasprzak/
Also the Schematic show, a two-part exhibition of Canadian new media art (with a particular emphasis on robots) that was presented in London, UK and that I co-curated with Gillian McIver and Heather Corcoran: http://schematic.blogsome.com/
I also presented In-Site Toronto, my most recent curatorial project. This project was a series of commissions that was presented on the portal pages of the community wireless group, Wireless Toronto: http://year01.com/insitetoronto/
I concluded my brief talk by mentioning McLuhan in Europe 2011, a year long celebration of Marshall McLuhan's intellectual legacy in Europe. This project was initiated by Stephen Kovats (former Curator at V2_, himself, now Artistic Director of transmediale in Berlin) and he and I co-direct it. http://mcluhan2011.eu
I later circulated some more links, including:
My curating blog: http://curating.info
A recent piece of writing that I did for Rhizome.org, a review of the last Ars Electronica festival:
An article I wrote on Internet surf clubs:
An article I wrote on art with both a physical and virtual component:
...and last but not least, my Twitter: http://twitter.com/mkasprzak
I should also mention that I have an exciting exhibition coming up at Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, that I am co-curating with Karen Gaskill. I'll post more details about this as they become publicly available! http://www.cornerhouse.org
It was very nice to have a chance to tell people a little bit about my work, and I look forward to accomplishing many things with the great team here at V2_!