Mark Brady came to the Upgrade with the notion that "our current cultural interregnum may be defined more by the questions we ask than the answers we come up with", and attempted to answer the following questions:
--What is the relevance of collaboration in contemporary art practice? What is our relationship to failure?
--What are the alternative cultural and cognitive hypotheses in our techno-fetishistic milieu? What is the virtual?
--Who are we, artists? researchers? designers? producers? socialites? What is transdisciplinarity?
Brady discussed these questions with reference to the 3 streams that inform his practice - the intermission artist collaborative, computational poetics, and his physical object designs //sculptures.
Mark Brady makes software, sound and light art. As a collaborative and reflective practitioner the ephemeral qualities of software, sound and light afford him opportunities to explore alternative cultural and cognitive hypotheses in our techno-fetishistic milieu. Brady has exhibited work in London and Tokyo, teaches at Simon Fraser Universityís School of Interactive Arts and Technology, is a founding member of Vancouverís Intermission Artists Society, was arrested once, and has performed once at the Vancouver Art Gallery.