Union Immersed

Presented by Vancouver New Music, INTER/MEDIATE and CURRENT, in partnership with The Roundhouse.Ten artists from a range of backgrounds, including visual and sound design, creative writing, dance and media arts were selected to take part in this collaborative WebXR mentorship project guided by Kiran Bhumber ਕਿਰਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਬਰ and Nancy Lee 李南屏.

Over the course of four weeks, participating artists will develop WebXR projects using the Mozilla Hubs platform.

On Sunday, November 28 they will present their group and/or individual WebXR environments incorporating live performance and installation elements at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Audience members are invited to experience the cusps between the virtual WebXR environments, and the IRL performances and installations.


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Andrea Wong

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Colt Desjarlais-Tataquasan

Hadis Kakanejadi

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Kimit Sekhon

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Max Ammo

Ruby Singh

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Tamar Tabori



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Kiran bhumber

Kiran Bhumber ਕਿਰਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਬਰ is an Indo-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, composer, performer and educator. Her practice considers the mediation of memory through emerging technologies and how the body reinscribes memory into the present. Her work results in constructing interactive installations and performances that examine movement, touch and cultural memory. As a composer, Kiran’s practice centers around multichannel and spatial arrangements and how the choreography of sound can influence the listeners notion of space, time and narrative. Kiran is a co-director of INTER/MEDIATE, a media art educational festival focused on cultivating growth within Vancouver’s media art communities and empowering marginalized communities with access to workshops, artist talks and collaborative opportunities.

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Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee 李南屏 is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, filmmaker, DJ and cultural producer. Their work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. This notion of staging is a constant in Nancy’s work and underpins their projects, from their early work as a filmmaker, through their conception of live events, and into the realms of XR, new media performance and installation, where their art practices continue to coalesce and evolve. Nancy is a co-founder and co-producer of CURRENT Symposium, an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative featuring programming for and by women, nonbinary artists and artists of colour.

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Sierra Megas

Sierra Megas is an emerging dance artist and arts administrator based on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkwəy̓əm), Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (Səl̓ílwətaɬ) peoples also known as Vancouver, BC. Sierra has engaged in self-directed study in contemporary dance and Contact Improvisation since 2018. She has trained at EDAM Dance, on scholarship, and with Mark Young at Leviathan Studio. In 2021, Sierra performed in ‘Molecular Landscapes’ a soft and joyful process-based outdoor dance theatre project with Impulse Theatre in Victoria, BC; and collaborated with Abi Hodson on a textiles and dance film installation exploring long distance friendship as part of Nocturne in Halifax, NS. Sierra is still discovering what dance means to her; at this moment - a playful form of expression and a practice for following curiosity. In addition to Parallel 04: UNION Immersed, Sierra currently provides administrative support to Future Leisure and is the XR Pilot Program Manger with New Works.

Muro Studio is a design studio based out of Vancouver BC Canada working in UX/UI, web design/development & interactive installation.

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Current Symposium

CURRENT is an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative which began in 2017 as an annual multi-day event featuring artistic and educational programming for and by women, nonbinary people, and artists of colour. In 2019, CURRENT evolved into a 3-day mentorship program to train future cultural producers with local internship opportunities. By offering free, public, all ages programming, we wish to cultivate growth within the local community, and create a more equal landscape within the growing arts ecology.

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INTER/MEDIATE is a two day media art educational festival focused on cultivating growth within Vancouver’s media art communities and empowering under-represented groups by providing access to workshops, mentorships and collaborative opportunities. INTER/MEDIATE programming includes a hybrid of technical and soft-skill workshops and artist talks designed with entry-level learners in mind.

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Vancouver new music

Founded in 1973, Vancouver New Music engages communities in the exploration, creation, and experience of progressive and outstanding new music. VNM is dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events. VNM regularly commissions and premieres new works by Canadian composers, presents leading and emerging electroacoustic and electronic music artists, international composers and performers, sound installations and music theatre. VNM presents an annual festival that focuses each year on a theme within the new music landscape, and explores the interaction of contemporary music with other disciplines such as theatre, installation and media arts. Other activities include lectures and workshops with visiting artists, ensemble workshops and presentations open to the community, and other sound art and new music related community events.

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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

The Roundhouse is a busy community and recreational centre, a vibrant arts centre, and a historic Vancouver landmark.

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