Machinery and raw emotion collide in this drama of direct encounter between the human body and its technological extensions. In the most recent manifestation of The File Cabinet Project, installation and performance artist Istvan Kantor links his ongoing exploration of the sculptural system and kinesonic potential of the file cabinet to the abused and eroticized human body.
Kantor calls into question the current vogue for ideas such as the irrelevance of hard copy and the obsolescence of the body by highlighting and amplifying the fetish potential of both of these familiar information systems. With the title Intercourse, Kantor also directs attention to the possibility of information exchange between the various components of the exhibition, including the audience or gallery visitor. The gallery visitor thus enters into the gallery environment not only as spectator, but also as participant and accomplice.
In Intercourse, the audience directly activates and regulates a series of video images exploring the elemental engine of the body as it extends in cyberspace. One file cabinet acts as transmission machinery and control mechanism for the projected images, and also controls the robotics device that animates the other four cabinets – rocking them and creating a noisy response. Insisting on the physical, Kantor's Intercourse explores the possibility of mutation and the beauty of the relationship of body mechanics and electronics.
Click here to view an archive of the original Intercourse exhibition website.
May 5 - 6, 2023
Library Research Collective: Wayfinding and Fieldtrips―Risa Horowitz, Dave Kemp, Alex Kurina, and Pierre Tremblay
A collection of immersive video works, "Wayfinding and Fieldtrips", by the Library Research Collective, reimagining data from a 10km canoe trip of Black Creek through the Humber River.
Apr 1 - May 4, 2023
IA 360° Showcase Exhibition
The inaugural exhibition of InterAcccess’s IA 360°, platforming a variety of artists exploring the full capabilities of the system.
Mar 27, 2023
IA 360°: Full Launch Programming
After five years in the making, InterAccess is proud to launch Toronto’s only artist accessible immersive 360° projection environment – IA 360°. The IA 360° transforms InterAccess’s gallery space, encouraging artists to leverage sensory intensity for critical thinking. In celebration, InterAccess has programmed events running from March to May 2023 to provide a broad selection of entry points for artists, from exhibition and performance opportunities to critical artist panels and roundtables.