Victoria Gibson is an Integrated Media Artist blending sound + light + motion to create amazing art experiences. Creating magic using advanced techniques to spark curiosity while encouraging audience engagement with lively subject matter and interactive elements. She makes complex and experimental works that emerge from the nexus of art and technology, but remain accessible and fun.
2014 Langara College – CSS and html5 course
2013 STEIM Amsterdam, NL
— Workshop – using Kinect with Isadora with Jamie Griffith
— Workshop – using Sense/Stage wireless with Marije Ballman
Advanced Style for Designers in Word – Private Lesson
2010 EMPAC Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
– Multi-media Performance Practice Summer Intensive – using Isadora with Mark Coniglio and Johannes Birringer
Simon Fraser University Publishing Certificate in Social Media Marketing
2009 Vivo course in Pure Data with Brady Marks
Western Front – NOW improvisation workshops
2000-2006 University of British Columbia – BA Major in Music
1997-2000 Vancouver Community College transfer credit
Awards + Residencies
2013 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant Award to attend classes at STEIM, NL
2011 Center for Performance Research Production Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Headlands Centre for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA in collaboration with Lisle Ellis, bass, electronics and composition
2009 Banff Centre for the Arts Residency — photography and video
2014 Commission by Locomoto Collective for interactive installation Share A Tweet, shown as part of the Patterns Festival, shown at Aberthau Community Centre, Vancouver BC and Aurora Festival, Powell River, BC.
Credits: Artist, composer, musician, post-production and programmer. Thanks to Paul Plimley for piano on Asian Garden scene and Jude Abrams for bird video on several scenes.
2012 internet based network (telematic) performance with 3 other women based in other cities premiere as part of the 121212 Festival of Cyberperformance, New Zealand; shown 2013 Network Music Festival, Birmingham, UK and 2013 Maker Faire, PNE, Vancouver, CA
Credits: Composer, producer, bandleader, musician, video creator. Play the Moment members: Victoria Gibson (Vancouver, Canada), Jude Abrams (Toronto, Powell River, CA) and Sonia Paço-Rocchia (Mons, BE, Montreal, CA) live drawing + creating music and Christina deRoos (Detroit, USA) manipulating the visuals. Special thanks to Sonia for French translation of titles.
2011 Center for Performance Research residency project production shown May 26, 27 + 28 on site in Brooklyn, NY
Credits: Play the Moment Composers Collective: Victoria Gibson, leader, guitar, vocals + computer; Paul Plimley, guitar; Lisle Ellis, bass + electronics; Christina deRoos, projection artist; Producer, live sound, streaming, Thomas Bell
2010 EMPAC visual music project production shown on site, public premiere at the 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival Nuit Blanche, shown 2012 Lumen Festival, Staten Island, NY and 2013 Maker Faire, PNE, Vancouver, CA
Credits: Composer, producer, animator
A New Beginning, A Playground
2009 Commission based on a concept by Oliveros and Ione. 20min silent film for musical performance collaboration with the Chris Chafe Trio. Shown at The Walter Philips Gallery, Banff in concert plus telematic performance on Second Life and in Toronto.
Credits: Artist, graphic design, video editing, titling
2014 Laptop player in the Global Network Orchestra, a project of Roger B. Dannenberg, Professor of Computer Science, Art, and Music, Carnegie Mellon University, performed and streamed from Ammerman Center 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College, USA.
2013 Guitar, vocals for free improvised performance as part of the Oorsprong Curators Series, Amsterdam, NL with Frank Mauceri, sax, electronics, and Ángel Faraldo electronics.
2012 Producer, animator and musician for “Angels Among Us” video of work-in-progress interactive installation screened as part of “DaDa Reboot” series curated by Thom Sokoloski at Toronto Nuit Blanche, Heritage Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario.
2011 Visual and performance artist in on-line Women and Identity Festival, based in New York, but shown on the internet– Deep Listening. Curated by Carole Ione.
2010 Anthony Braxton: Sonic Genome World Premiere – performance on laptop computer and vocals – included improvised vocal solo with large ensemble
2009 Recorded as a guest with The Deep Listening Band at the Cistern Chapel, Fort Worden, WA – vocals and hand percussion
2011 – 2014 Victoria G. Fine Imagery — Project management and graphic design
2010 – 2011 Glacier Media Group — Publishing Support Executive
2008 – 2010 Granville Island Publishing — Assistant to the Publisher