Many artists convey the idea of play in their art, either directly through subject matter, or sometimes by engaging playfulness in their process of creation. Curators Aaron Hutchinson and Sandor Ajzenstat, starting from this idea of play, have zeroed in on a concept: “Art that plays well with other artworks.” The five artists whose works are presented in this exhibition explore this unusual concept in five unique ways.
EXTENDED @ Centre! Centre for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton and VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario present Hear Feel See What!, a collaborative speculative soundscape and interactive installation. Five artists from Hamilton, London, and Toronto, including hearing, hard of hearing and Deaf artists, and an archivist co-authored a piece that captures and documents both the audio and vibrations of historical, existing, and future sounds of Hamilton and London.
This multi-site exhibition specializes in the exploration of “vibrotactility” in technology, investigating it as a creative medium, with a capacity to combine visual, audio and tactile elements into a highly emotional and sensorial art practice. In considering accessible technologies as creative tools and mediums through VibraFusionLab the works of these seven artists explore the bridging of methods of communication and language and of interpreting or transforming one modality to another.
the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax's experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification.
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