• ReptileChoir

    ReptileChoir

    NOTE: This post is adapted from a paper that I submitted towards the completion my Master of Arts degree in August of 2016. On May 13th 2016, I presented ReptileChoir, a youth-oriented interactive art exhibition, during Hamilton’s monthly Art Crawl at the Factory Media Centre. Participants were prompted to log in via their smartphones, to … Read more

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    Rock Bands (Spoken Word)

    As part of my Rock Bands exhibit at HAVN in November 2016, I created a spoken word piece with the same title. I found myself fascinated by the layers of language in the term “Rock Bands”. It might as easily indicate a ribbon of stone as a musical ensemble. But it also calls to mind the current events … Read more

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    entanglements

    Entanglements is a short film about stray plastic (caution tape, shopping bags, packing materials, etc.) as it becomes enmeshed in the branches of trees and as it wafts along the edges of buildings. The film employs a self-conscious dialogue, in which the subject/object distinction is intentionally blurred. This creates a push pull, where on the one … Read more

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  • Choral Interventions

    Choral Interventions

    “A choral performance/presentation where multimedia interactions occurred between rock formations, humans and other creatures” –Roberta Buiani On November 11th, 2016 I performed “Choral Interventions” at the Spice Factory in Hamilton as part of the the Function Keys 3 Conference, organized by Centre3.

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  • Rock Bands at HAVN

    Rock Bands at HAVN

    I’m happy to invite you to Rock Bands, an exhibit featuring a new series of wide format images. Opening: Friday, November 11th, 7pm – 11pm HAVN (Hamilton Audio/Visual Node) 26 Barton St. East Hamilton ON. www.havnode.com Closing Event and Performance: Saturday, November 26th, 7pm – 9pm With these “ribbons of stone”, Harold unpacks the poetry … Read more

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  • A Compendium of Books

    A Compendium of Books

    The written word makes it possible to understand more deeply who you are and where you fit in the world. There are, of course, other means. We can also learn about ourselves and each other by telling stories around a campfire. But in books we encounter those stories in a sustained flow. I think about … Read more

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  • Sing, Pan, Code: Enhancing Audience Engagement Through Choral, Algorithmic, and Photographic Crossings

    Sing, Pan, Code: Enhancing Audience Engagement Through Choral, Algorithmic, and Photographic Crossings

    In 2016, I completed a major research project towards the completion of my MA in Communications and New Media. I presented the project at a Symposium, held at the McMaster University Club in August of 2016. I also presented the artistic portions of the project at several Hamilton venues.   Major Research Project Sing, Pan, … Read more

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  • A Strange Bird

    A Strange Bird

    This post is dedicated to my Mother, Coby Sikkema. Thanks mom! My parents recently returned from a trip to Europe. Dad brought back photos of cathedrals and monuments, along with stories of his Reformation heroes. Mom brought back pictures of alpine wildflowers, and souvenirs of her childhood home near Dalfsen. Mom’s parents (my grandparents) recently … Read more

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  • PeaceWeave

    PeaceWeave

    PeaceWeave is a collaboration with art students from McMaster’s ART 2PG3: Contemporary Approaches to Painting. It was installed in July 2016 outside the President’s Office in Gilmour Hall at McMaster University. The most delightful thing about these aluminum prints is that they are a collective effort. By working together, we more meaningfully reflect what Mahatma Gandhi (whose … Read more

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