The OIAF’s contribution to Nuit Blanche Ottawa is Hello Amiga by the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS). TAIS commissioned six Canadian artists – Alex McLeod, Amy Lockhart, Barry Doupé, Daniel Barrow, Lorna Mills & Mark Pellegrino – to create animations by exploring Amiga computers. These machines were popularized for graphics and image generation in the 1980s and early 1990s. The artists have created captivating works that promote necessary critical discourse around animation, ponder the history of recent technologies and embrace new manipulations of old processes.
This co-commission of Hello Amiga at Nuit Blanche Ottawa is made possible with support from the Ontario Arts Council.