Audio and visual experience - no language.

How do we move together towards a greater concern for climate and social change within our communities? Artist Edgar Hernandez explores this question with Live Connected, an immersive video projection staged within a shipping container. Step inside the projection and be live connected to the source of life - a stunning multisensory experience that activates the interconnectivity that we as human beings have with the natural world and our community. As the doorway to imagination opens, new philosophies for creativity, living and consciousness emerge. 

Live Connected will be presented alongside a Movie in the Parking Lot event, run by the Vanier Community Service Centre at the Community Hub in Vanier

This immersive installation is presented as part of the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa Symposium: Blueprints for a hopeful future, with pop-up community arts events and artworks happening online and across Ottawa August 3 – 29, 2021. For more information, click here.  

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa is a community-engaged arts program by Arts Network Ottawa / Réseau des arts d'Ottawa and is made possible through the generous financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ottawa Community Foundation

Original print used in graphic by Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds). 

Arts Network Ottawa acknowledges that the land on which we gather is unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

About the artist:  

Edgar Hernandez is a Guatemalan-Canadian prolific artist whose work in film, media projection, sculpture, painting and digital technologies focuses on difficult questions related to habitat renewal, climate change and mental health. Aguacateco Mayan speaking, Edgar Hernandez is based in Ottawa, Canada. Edgar has seen his work exhibited in many group exhibitions, including Asinabka film and media art festival in cyber space, the One World Film Festival and Fresh Paint / New Construction Gallery Art Mûr, Montréal. He holds degrees in art and design, including a BFA (Sculpture and Media) from the University of Ottawa with a minor in Spanish. Furthermore, he earned a college diploma in Graphic Design from La Cité collégiale. Navigating through the current social changes, Edgar has filmed numerous short videos of indigenous knowledge and wisdom through the Eagle and Condor Collective. Recently, as part of MASC’s Awesome Art program he collaborated in a mural creation as an intern. Edgar is an active local community volunteer and has contributed to abroad community projects in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

About Vanier Community Service Centre:  

The Vanier Community Service Centre is a unique community service hub that strives to improve the quality of life for citizens of Ottawa-Vanier and is known for its innovative programs and grassroots approach. 

Live Connected

  • Saturday Aug 07 2021, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Vanier Community Hub / Carrefour communautaire Vanier
    271 Marier Ave
    Ottawa, Ontario