Apr 3 - May 9, 2009

And Then There Were None

Richard Schütz and Larissa Fassler. Curated by Stephanie Rogerson

This exhibition is programmed by and presented in conjunction with the 22nd Images Festival, 2-11 April 2009. For more information please visit www.imagesfestival.com.

InterAccess is pleased to present And Then There Were None, an exhibition featuring the works of two Berlin-based artists; Canadian Larissa Fassler and German Richard Schütz. Both artists transform the way in which we experience public space and speak to ideas of travel and movement, examining the complex relationships that individuals have with communal space that can be at once inclusive and isolating.

Please join us on Friday, April 3 at 8pm for a special opening reception. The artists and curator will be present. Then, join us for Move it! The Images After-party in our studio! Packed like the Yonge subway line at 8:30 Monday morning, this always-popular party will help kick off both the InterAccess exhibition and the Images Festival, showcasing contemporary moving image culture. Featuring scenes from Speed, Speed 2, Driving Miss Daisy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Snakes on a Plane (and so much more!).

On Saturday, April 4, at 4pm, please join Fassler, Schütz and Curator Rogerson at InterAccess for Talk to the Pie, for hearty discussion and a tasty treat.

And Then There Were None looks at movement either by foot or car, leading to the discussion of the public experience of the everyday, social isolation, structure and our place in it. Fassler's Alexanderplatz is a model-like replica of a the Berlin U Bahn pedestrian underground system, prompting the viewer to reconsider a familiar, if not iconic space, and Schütz's hypnotic video Blind Trip takes the viewer on a visual and auditory journey that mimics the landscape through a carefully crafted, dissonant soundscape.

About the artists:

Larissa Fassler (1975, Vancouver) is Canadian visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. She completed her MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2003 and BFA at Concordia University in 1999. She has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999. Recent exhibitions include: "Le Chamois de Messidor" Program - initiative for art + architectural collaborations, Berlin, Germany (2008); "Urban Jealousy" - 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Iran (2008); "World One Minutes", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2008); Video Visions, Edith-Rub-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany (2008); "WALK! - Spazierengehen als Kunstform", Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2007); "The 21. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest", Kassel (2004); and "ev+a 2003", Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland (2003).

Richard Schütz was born in 1965 in Frankfurt / Germany. He lives as an artist and curator in Berlin. At the art academies of Kassel, London and Berlin he studied fine arts (MA), philosophy, experimental film and media theory. Since 1987 he participated in many exhibitions internationally and received diverse grants for his work in the field of audiovisual installation, film and photography. In 2007 he co-curated the project gallery montanaberlin.

Stephanie Rogerson has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in photography and related media. Stephanie has been a contributing arts writer to several magazines and art journals, most recently AfterImage Journal of New Media and Criticism. She has participated in conferences at several universities, community spaces and symposiums, she will speaking on queer representation and early photography at The Arts and Society conference in July in Venice, Italy. Currently, Stephanie is pursuing a PhD in Visual Studies at the University of Western Ontario

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