Immersion

Johnny Ranger

Interdisciplinary Artist

Open ended narratives

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For several years Johnny Ranger has been interested in multiple modes of perception created by various social environments. His performances position visual language as a foreground for the theatrical stage. He presents a new type of live digital cinema which contrasts the experience of contemplating images with sound and choreography. His work also pushes the public to choose its own narrative from the multiple iconographic paths which are proposed simultaneously.

The reflections of the creative laboratory Mindroots, which Johnny founded, are intimately related to the emergence of new interactive technologies, particularly those of the Web allowing for the practice of open narrative using various codes, textures and fragments of reality.

Over the last several years he has focused (often at the SAT) on creating works which use elements of 360-degree circumferential projections. Johnny Ranger suggests states of mind, codes and sensations which stimulate spectators to perceive a vibrant language which lets them navigate in a dynamic and immersive contemplation space.

Johnny is currently co-producing with Bernard Hebert a 360-degree film for the SATosphere. He will speak about the challenges and ideas they have encountered in this production.

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Johnny Ranger is a video and visual arts artist. He is the founder and artistic director of Mindroots (mindroots.com), a laboratory for interdisciplinary and connective creation devoted to the development of new non-linear narrative codes. Les constellations dynamiques, Mindroots' last production, was presented at the SAT in December 2005, and again in 2007 at Mois Multi in Quebec City and at Usine C in Montreal.

Johnny Ranger has created scenic installations, improvisational videos, and also has integrated video with architecture, choreographic performances, DVD and the Web. His work has been shown at FILE festival (Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro), Ars Futura (Barcelona), at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), the Montreal Biennale, TransitioMX (Mexico) and the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris). He regularly works in collaboration with Moment Factor, and the SAT (Society for Arts and Technology) as well as with various choreographers and directors.

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