2012 Projects

10 Seconds
April 2011 to March 2012

10 Seconds is a curated and commissioned series of new works by Vancouver artists that will be presented on the video screens of the Canada Line subway system. This yearlong project will run from April 2011 to March 2012. Each artist has been commissioned to create a 10-second work to be featured each month, repeating every 2 minutes over the commuter digital network and released on other digital platforms (YouTube/Facebook/DVD).

July 2012 to July 2012

Camera/whore provides a participatory service/space, an open form/forum activated by the viewers/viewed blurring the boundaries between artist/audience, spectator/spectacle, and consumer/consumed.

April 2012 to April 2012
Hours: 12-6pm
Gallery 1965, 1965 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Ghostkeeper, April 21-28, 2012, was co-presented by On Main and grunt gallery at Gallery 1965 as part of grunt gallery's yearlong project "Activating the Archives" that delved into the 25-year history of the grunt gallery. This exhibition and symposium featured Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew (1958-2006) and the responses to his work by Adrian Stimson, Archer Pechawis, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Elwood Jimmy, and Sheila Urbanoski. The invited artists responsed to two seminal works by Ahasiw: Speaking the Language of Spiders, the 1997 net-art piece, and White Shame, the 1992 performance. Complimenting this in-depth focus included the launch of the website: and White Shame ReCut, Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew,1992, edited by Brian Gotro, 2012, 34 min.

January 2012 to December 2015

MIMMiC features the artworks of Paul Wong, Evann Siebens, Sammy Chien, Adam Myhill & Christine Wallace. MIMMiC (Mobile Interactive Modular Multi-screen iPad Canvas) is a software platform that uses 9 synchronized tablets. The software allows media to be displayed on a series of touch-screens with the ability of each module to react individually or as a group. This software and hardware platform is a collaborative development from On Main Gallery, Paul Wong and Patrick Daggitt.

MIMMiC was developed over a three year period. The project was officially launched at ISEA 2015 (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) in Vancouver (link).

The Long Time - 21st Century Art of Steele and Tomczak
September 2012 to October 2012
Hours: 12-6pm
Gallery 1965 and VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main St., Vancouver, BC

The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak
The Long Time was a major exhibition of 21st century art by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak in photography, video and installation. The exhibition included ...bump in the night (Vancouver), Becoming…, The Miniatures series of video objects and the premiere of Before I wake…, the trilogy that was in progress since 2000. The final segment Entranced (2012) was commissioned by On Main and completed an epic journey to the other side.