Art Matters


©Photo by Lois Siegel
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
Rideau Hall

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada,
and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond have added a forum for reflection and dialogue
 to the official ceremonies and presentation of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.
The inaugural discussion on art, culture and society took place at Rideau Hall,
  Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 2006, as part of the
 presentation of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. 

Art Matters focused on film, television broadcasting and the impact of new technologies
 on creativity and our society. The discussions explored various forms of emerging technology,
 such as films for cell phones and the use of video on Websites, blogs and podcasts, and how more accessible tools for creating and disseminating art can encourage citizen expression.
Also considered was power of virtual media and the influence of the imaginary world of video games. 

Thirty participants - producers, artists and academics - took part. The public is invited to share its thoughts on Art Matters by visiting the Citizen Voices Website, which is actively involved in Art Matters through a forum and a blog on creativity and new technology:  www.citizenvoices.gg.ca

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


Their Excellencies the Right Honourable
 Michaëlle Jean and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond


Photo by Corporal Isabel Paré, Rideau Hall

Art Matters Participants
2006

Front Row:  Lois Siegel,
Marie-Chantale Turgeon, Jacques Bensimon, Jacques Languirand,
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond,
Sylvie Lalande, Mark Starowicz, Phillip Rista Nimmons, Dr. André H. Caron

Middle Row: Gregor Ash, Maria Yongmee Shin, Herv
é Fisher
, Sara Diamond, Narendra Pachkhede,
Hanno Lemke,
Nicholas Bencherki,  Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Michael Griffin, Ana Serrano

Back Row:
Tom Perlmutter, Philippe Baylaucq, Daniel Cross, Yves Bisaillon,
 Nicole Dumais, Harold Redekopp, Cameron Bailey, Alex "Gadget" Berthelot,
Letizia Caronia,  Patricia Bergeron,  Raja Khanna, Sébastien Barangé


Nicholas Bencherki
Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Emerging Technologies
CITÉ Université de Montréal
Michael Griffin
Commonwealth scholar at the University of Oxford, England
Studying ancient philosophy and new digital media for communication
 in culture, higher education and politics.


Hanno Lemke
Vice President and General Manager of Electronic Arts Black Box


Marie-Chantale Turgeon

New Web Technologies
Strategy & Creation


Sylvie Lalande, Communications


Cameron Bailey
 Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival


Sylvie Lalande, Communications
Dr.
André H. Caron
, Bell Chair in Interdisciplinary Research on
Emerging Technologies in the Communication Department of
CITÉ Université de Montréal


Raja Khanna, Co-Founder of QuickPlay Media
Gregor Ash, Executive Director,  Atlantic Film Festival


Tom Perlmutter
 Director General of the English Program
 The National Film Board of Canada
Narendra Pachkhede, Metaculture Productions
Ana Serrano, Director, Habitat New Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre


Maria Yongmee Shin, Producer and Filmmaker


Mark Starowicz, Executive Director CBC's Documentary Programming
Harold Redekopp, President and Co-Chair of the
Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation
Daniel Cross, Documentary Filmmaker


Tom Perlmutter

"The Drive"
Painting by Tom Thomson
1877-1917


Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Media
at the Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver
 Nicholas Bencherki


Michael Griffin


Maria Yongmee Shin
Narendra Pachkhede, Metaculture Productions


Sylvie Lalande, Communications
Jacques Bensimon, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson
 of The National Film Board of Canada


Jacques Languirand, Broadcaster, Actor and Writer


Dr. André H. Caron


Daniel Cross
Philippe Baylaucq, Filmmaker


Their Excellencies the Right Honourable
 Michaëlle Jean and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond


Jacques Languirand
Herv
é Fisher


Raja Khanna, Co-Founder of QuickPlay Media
Sara Diamond, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design


Daniel Cross
Alex "Gadget" Berthelot
The Homeless Nation Web Project, Montreal


Yves Bisaillon, Executive Producer, The National Film Board of Canada
Patricia Bergeron, Producer CitizenShift, The National Film Board of Canada


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean


Philippe Baylaucq


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
Raja Khanna


Marc Gobeil, Government House, Program and Policy Officer


Elliott Stegenga, Government House, Electronic Publishing Advisor


Christine MacIntyre, Director, Events Planning
Eve-Catherine R
égimbal, Government House, Program and Policy Planning Officer


Master Corporal Isabel Paré, Government House, Official Photographer


Sergeant Eric Jolin, Government House, Official Photographer


Eve-Catherine Régimbal, Government House, Program and Policy Planning Officer
Sébastien Barangé, Governor General's Office, Special Projects
Melanie Kwong, His Excellency’s Executive Assistan
t

Her  Excellency the Right Honourable
 Michaëlle Jean


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