art by Amanda Dwan Christie

Spectres of Shortwave | Screening and artist Q&A



Long before the internet, there was shortwave. Tales of technology, military strategy, personal connections and strange sounds coming from household appliances.

Amanda Dawn Christie’s feature-length experimental film, Spectres of Shortwave/Ombres des ondes courtes (2016), will be presented at the Alma Duncan at the Ottawa Art Gallery, This is, a co-presention by Digital Arts Resource Centre and IOTA Institute and Royal Canadian Academy of Arts as part of the exhibition Ghost Stations: Amanda Dawn Christie, Thaddeus Holownia and Radio Canada International occuring at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON from March 25 to April 7, 2022.

March 26, 2022

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 pm

INTROS: 5:50 pm

SPEAKER: 6:05 pm Jason St-Laurent, Curator, Galerie SAW Gallery

SCREENING: 6:25 pm sharp! (because it gets simulcast on shortwave – see below)

Q & A: 8:25 pm

SHORTWAVE RADIO MARCH 26, 2022, 22:25 – 00:25 UTC

SIMULCAST: 7340 kHz Coverage in: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and large parts of Argentina and Chile


vaccine passport & masks required

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Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. Our mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.

Our core principles are independence of expression, affordable access to all, and paying artists for their work. Digital Arts Resource Centre values diversity and actively promotes equity for all artists regardless of race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, or ability.

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