Thinkbox

Thinkbox

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THINKBOX, a six-member new media collective located in the Detroit/Windsor area of North America, included artists Christopher Bissonnette, Mark Laliberte, Chris McNamara, Steve Roy, Rob Theakston, and Bill Van Loo.

THINKBOX was created to explore technological works and contemporary media in relation to both gallery and commercial distribution networks; as an enterprise, it centred on an innovative use of material and technique to produce works that develop complex questions to simplified answers about art, technology, and the nature of multi-media creation. Many of the strategies employed by the artists involved with the collective question preconceived notions of the categorical limitations of music, audio, noise and sound, often in relation to video, film and the moving image. THINKBOX often intersected with mass culture through gallery installations, performances, festivals, and the release of audio/video products — released through their label, THINKBOX EDITIONS.

'Archive: 1996-2007', a 40-page catalogue documenting over a decade of Thinkbox sound experiments, video installations and performances, was published by the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2007.
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