Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017

Bat Is Not Originally Reserved – GUEST ARTIST: Cha Ji Ryang

TAG invites you to BAT IS NOT ORIGINALLY RESERVED, a 3 part guest artist event featuring Cha Ji Ryang.

What is a necessary language to mankind for settlement? Nations and nationalities have developed a history of hatred, endless emigration and discord as they created their language. Stigma on people who left and people who liken themselves to a bat. Those who feel the frustration of communication scream in a place where no one can hear them. Bat is not Originally Reversed is a project developed by a collaboration with young adults who are second or third generation of immigrants. They experience a discord of communication and imagine new possibilities in contemporary society. Cha Ji Ryang created an imaginary nation to interact with residents.

The community from this project is currently studying various ways of communication and hopes to collaborate with future industries. For Cha Ji Ryang, game is individuals’ play time by utilizing rules through participation and engagement. Would the project survive through an exchange?


Cha Ji Ryang

As a Korean artist, Cha Ji Ryang developed participatory projects that focus on ‘individuals suggesting imagination to system.’ He started a new project in Darling Foundry (Montreal, CA) through Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s international exchange program in 2016.

In contemporary society,Cha Ji Ryang has observed a rise of nationalism and a shift of world powers to conservatives in politics. Consequently, a discord is expected in the future society.


OCT 05th, 4-6pm
TALK – Immersive Rules and Individual Time
An introduction of Cha Ji Ryang’s new project in Canada and his previous participatory projects. A talk on new community based in Montreal and its potential.
WHERE? TAG Lab (Concordia, EV 11.435, 1515 Ste. Catherine W.)

OCT 06th, 4-6pm
SCREENING – Individuals Suggesting Imagination to System. OCT 06, 2017
A film screening of Cha Ji Ryang’s previous participatory project:
K-Refugees_2017 (60min)
WHERE? Hexagram Screening room (Concordia, EV 10.435, 1515 Ste. Catherine W.)

OCT 07th, 6-8pm
WORKSHOP – Bat Is Not Originally Reserved
An exchange with an imaginary nationality, ‘가나다’ through an individual media device, featuring the PLACE-DES-ALTS interactive audio game, currently running at Place des Festivals.
* To join the project, please RSVP at
*Each participant needs a smart phone device for this workshop.
WHERE? Place de Festivals (175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal)