Brynley Longman

26 Tines

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



These Machinima shown single scene poems within a virtual space. They are navigated using an avatar in a multi-user environment. Each artwork is part of a larger narrative, told in a virtual world over the course of 13 years to-date. Each story is set within the same world as the others, and characters sometimes meet, creating new layers to the overall narrative. My work focuses on the themes of technology, obsolescence and identity. Ideas include technological singularity and memory encryption. In some cases, the machines in my stories seem more human than those who created them.


Born in Toronto, Brynley Longman attended the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and studied Fine Art Drawing and painting, where he received the George A Reid award for painting. Subsequent to that he attended the Toronto School of Art as well as Seneca College to study computer animation. Brynley is represented by KWT Contemporary (formerly known as XEXE Gallery). His oil paintings are collected internationally. In 2007 Brynley became interested in creating immersive environments in virtual reality spaces, using the persona of a new media artist known as Bryn Oh. Since then Bryn’s work has featured in Vogue and other magazines, in movies and in galleries and museums worldwide.