ARTIST: Chris Shier
LOCATION: Vancouver Art Gallery Facade
Chris Shier lives and works in Vancouver BC. He began producing gifs in 2010 as part of the Dump.fm net art community before pursuing interactive code-based animation. Available primarily online, his work uses feedback effects and offset loops to create non-repeating, mutating forms. It is his hope to rekindle some of the creative spirit of the pre-corporatized internet. He has been shown at Centre Pompidou, Vancouver Art Gallery, 319 Scholes, and Western Front, also the digital galleries Electric Objects, NewHive, The Wrong Biennale, ANI GIF, and Parallelograms. He has also produced sites for MGMT, The New Pornographers, MTV, and his Gifmelter tool was employed most recently by Animal Collective.