once more, once again
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. Not every voice comes in flesh and blood. Homed as living entities the collection of sonic and tactile works proposes the audience to challenge how, when, and why we touch and listen to inanimate objects? When do these domestic beings become more than a tool of function?
Read the essay in support of the 2023 Media Arts Prize by Furqan Mohamad here.
January 17, 2024, 7 – 9PM
EXHIBITION: Kaboos: An exhibition of nightmares
January 17 – February 17, 2024
A personal narrative of the artist, Kaboos exhibits Mehrnaz Abdoos’ nightmares and how she pieces her life through them through a 3D rendered environment.
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
Ghislan Sutherland-Timm, winner of the 2023 InterAccess Media Arts Prize, is a craftsman based in Tkaronto/ Toronto. Their artistic practice is influenced by their ancestral ties and reconnection to their Afro-Caribbean heritage and Carib roots. Their work is also ignited by the ephemerality and tactility of sound and film. In creating “incomplete complete” works, collage-making is frequently utilized within their practice to shape autobiographical-fictional narratives and subjects of ambiguous beings addressing identity, memory, and landmarking. This often reflects the intersections of Sutherland-Timm’s multicultural queer identity and unravels the mythologies and romanticization of home and homecoming.
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.