Artists & Collaborators
IOTA Studio Gallery has original artworks and limited editions for purchase by IOTA Artists and Collaborators.
IOTA also hosts STUDY GROUP, a searchable database for the purpose of interdisciplinary collaborations and/or consultation.
Research in Dance: Bodies in Movement
IOTA Institute is embarking on a new creative research stream into the interventionist quality of bodies in movement through familiar expressions of dance and performance art. We consider small acts such as blinking, breathing, or collective bodies in motion through public space as examples of ‘movements’ that can be documented, scored, and presented as new forms of art.
Meagan Musseau is a L’nu artist from the Mi’kmaq Nation. Her practice is rooted in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, western Newfoundland) and extends to other areas of Mi’kma’ki. Musseau nourishes an interdisciplinary practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation.
Bennett’s practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of indigenous histories, stereotypes and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture of Ktaqamkuk.
Jordan Bennett prints can be purchased exclusively in the IOTA Studio Gallery.
Former Artist in Residence
IOTA: ARC presented a 15-min stop-motion, sound and video piece conjuring a technologically altered, large-scale beehive. This Immersive Experience was created by Halifax-based artist Ruth Marsh in the form of a 360 degree video original music with sound design by musician Jeremy Costello. The new work titled Cyberhive, was presented by IOTA Institute October 3, 2018 at the Sea Dome and at the Discovery Centre in May 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was supported via a 3-month artist residency with the support of technical director Nick Iwaskow.
IOTA is a creative agency that supports writing, curatorial research, and cross-disciplinary artworks in new media, the web, visual, interactive and performance art.
Dr. Jennifer Willet presented a Bio Art Workshop, “Halifax Yeast” on May 26th and an exhibition of “Untitled: Travelling Laboratory Coat”, a custom garment that has literally and metaphorically accrued layers of meaning and microbes as it moves through representation, performance, space, and time at the Anna Leonowens Gallery from 26th to June 2nd.
Former Featured Artists
IOTA partnered with the Earthline Tattoo Collective to present a Tattoo School, an opportunity for Indigenous artists to (re)learn their craft on Mi’kma’ki in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) between February 9th and March 16th, 2019. A public tattoo demonstration was held at the Museum of Natural History March 9th, and gave an opportunity for a broad audience to come together and discuss safe and healthy practices and spaces when teaching traditional Indigenous tattooing.