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CAFKA@THE WALPER HOTEL

01. Laura De Decker (Waterloo, ON) - Composition in Red, Green, and Blue

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Composition in Red, Green, and Blue is a video study of the optical effect of colour and form interactions presented on Christie Microtiles. This is one in a series of studies based on the effects of colour blending, and highlighting how colour phenomena interact and transform in close proximity. 

Laura De Decker creates abstract prints and animated videos. The images are the product of computer programs she has written to transform existing colour models (e.g. colour test patterns, colour wheels and Cartesian cube). The results are dynamic and complex works of digital art. Laura is the first artist in a two-year Artist-in-Residence program developed by Christie Digital Systems Inc. and CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area.

Laura De Decker (Waterloo, ON) has a BA in Art and Art History from University of Toronto and Sheridan College, an MFA in Visual Arts from University of Victoria. She has completed the post-graduate program in Interactive Multi-Media at Sheridan College and has also taught in Sheridan’s Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT) program. Laura presented her work at Quintessence at the Banff New Media Institute in 2002 and she produced a video animation for the Penderecki String Quartet’s performance at Perimeter Institute’s Quantum To Cosmos Festival in 2009. An exhibition catalogue documenting her work, Interzone 002: Images and animation, was published in 2010 by Ed Video Media Arts Centre in Guelph. In 2011 she exhibited her work at the Rotunda Gallery in the Kitchener City Hall and her animations were projected on “The Cube” atop the Kitchener City Hall. She has an upcoming exhibition at Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts in Collingwood in March 2013.

This project has been made possible with the support of Christie Digital and Carbon Computing.