TAG TALES is a web-based interactive word game situated on screen in Studio 393 in Portage Place Shopping Centre. Tag Tales was conceived to be played in public areas where people shut down and turn on cell phones, mobile devices and portable computers.
The project TAG TALES gives the passerby the occasion to stop their daily routine or a lonely walk to exchange, via this medium of word games, a few quick thoughts. This might also be a pretext for a fun get together between those who spend time around the place daily, occasionally, or by chance.
The fluidity of the game is measurable by the flux of users on site and by their implication in this virtual space. The real time part of the game registers in counterpoint to the migratory movements of the participating public. It also offers an opportunity to become aware of the transformations of our mental and collective environments that influence more and more our habits, our daily routine and our way of life.
Conception and realization : Nicole Croiset
Computer programming : Alain Chesnais
Nicole Croiset lives and works in Toronto.
Early in her career, Nicole Croiset was a committed pioneer of new artistic practices. With the advent of video art in France in the ’70s, Croiset produced videotapes, installations and performances, presented in national and international events in New York, Paris, London, Rome, Bonn and Berlin, Taipei … or broadcast on television channels in Europe and the U.S.
Croiset’s research and experimental reflection on new media are often linked to a sociological approach and committed to its involvement in public art.
Croiset participates actively in the advent of three-dimensional computer graphics in the years 80/90, in France and works on special effects for television, motion picture films to be awarded and distributed at events dedicated to new technologies such as: SIGGRAPH 87 & 91, Images du Futur in Montreal, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Croiset’s work is held in public collections such as: Fond National d’Art Contemporain (France), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Getty Museum – special collections room (Los Angeles). Croiset’s current research is directed towards the interactive and immersive arts, including new media such as walls of light, LED video displays, micro-controlled facilities and mobile phones.
We thank and acknowledge the support of our funders and partners:
Canada Council For The Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council, The government of Manitoba, The Ontario Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, The National Film Board,
The Thomas Sill Foundation, The W.H. & S.E. Leowen Foundation, Studio 393 & Graffiti Gallery
Studio 393 is an exciting pilot project art studio located on the second floor of Portage Place Mall in Downtown Winnipeg. Participating teens and young adults are able to access quality arts instruction and community resources at this exciting new store front space. Studio 393 will be in operation Summer and Fall 2011, offering amazing workshop opportunities to youth aged 13 -28 in silk screening, Hip Hop programming, Fashion Design, and Graphic Arts. Workshops during the pilot will be provided by Graffiti Art Programming and Martha Street Studio. Funding for Studio 393 is generously provided by The Winnipeg Foundation and The City of Winnipeg.