Kaboos: An exhibition of nightmares
Through exploring one’s dream world, you may come across clues about your “real” life...
A personal narrative of the artist, Kaboos exhibits Mehrnaz Abdoos’ nightmares and how she pieces her life together with them through a 3D rendered environment.
In Abdoos’ life, “art” and “nightmares” have served the same purpose; both helping her search inside for missing pieces and fill in the gaps through evoking extreme emotions.
Nightmares have been reflective of the artists’ feelings of trying to fit in the world and understand her purpose.
As I find love for life and understand how to enjoy my existence my nightmares fade away...
“The nightmare exhibition” explores a purgatory-like state in which the viewer is stuck in the past, looking for a way to leave. It’s an interactive experience that ties nightmares to feelings and memories through exploration of 3D scenes and handwritten notes, making Kaboos: An exhibition of nightmares a form of relief.
Read the essay in support of the 2023 Media Arts Prize by Furqan Mohamad here.
January 17, 2024, 7 – 9PM
EXHIBITION: once more, once again
January 17 – February 17, 2024
From the discarded furnishings and neglected findings collected over a period of time, once more, once again engages with the revitalization of found objects activated through an orchestral and unorthodox play of sight and sound.
ARTIST TALK: Farming the Future
February 3, 2024 | 2 – 3:30PM
Engage with a variety of topics from farm chores alongside a herd of goats, birds, and dogs, to experiments with emerging technologies such as AI powered creations and niche systems of participatory media for broadcasting and gaming.
This hands-on workshop will guide participants through the basics of vacuum forming to design their own LED lamp covers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mehrnaz Abdoos, winner of the 2023 InterAccess Media Arts Prize, is a Toronto-based multi-media artist and designer, specializing in the dynamic realm of interactive media. Her work is an exploration of innovative storytelling, brought to life through immersive experiences.
ABOUT THE MEDIA ARTS PRIZE
For over twenty years the InterAccess Media Arts Prize has been granted annually to a graduating student whose work exhibits excellence and innovation in new media practice. Participating colleges and universities are invited to nominate one graduating student to be considered for a solo exhibition in InterAccess's gallery. Nominations are adjudicated by InterAccess's Programming Committee, who select one nominee for an exhibition at InterAccess. All nominees receive a complimentary one-year studio membership to InterAccess.