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In the Loop – Workshop w/ Anna Eyler & Nicolas Lapointe

Thursday, May 18, 6 – 9pm

In this workshop, aenl (Anna Eyler + Nicolas Lapointe) will discuss how they use game aesthetics and mechanics in their creative practice. Participants will learn the basics of the browser-based game engine, Bitsy, including how to create and edit rooms, add characters and objects, and write dialogue. By the end of the session, participants will have the skills to make a simple interactive character and the knowledge to continue building on their own. Through this discussion and workshop, participants will learn how games can inform dynamic and engaging artworks.

Tools and materials needed

Beginner-friendly! No programming experience necessary! Please bring a laptop or tablet with internet connection.

Free for members and non-members. To register for this workshop, email

Artist Bio

Working in sculpture and new media, aenl (a.k.a. Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe) explore the communicative potential of web environments and computer-generated worlds. Drawing on the visual vocabularies of data centers, science fiction, and video games, they consider how we can come to terms with our increasingly mediated experiences. In recent years, the duo has participated in residencies with Espace Projet (Montreal, 2015), Verticale (Laval, 2018) and Bòlit: Centre d’Art Contemporani (Catalonia, 2019). Recent group exhibitions include the Sight & Sound Festival at Eastern Bloc (2021), MUTEK Montreal (2021), and ZOOM OUT / SORTIR DE ZOOM at Sporobole (2022).