Organic Mechanics is an exhibition of sculptural installations by Victoria Scott and Simone Jones, two promising young artists who share an interest in the resonance between the organic and the artificial.
Astute observers of kinetic motion, these two artists make works that are powerful and visceral reminders of our bodies' need for protection, stimulation and expression. At the same time, each artist displays a sensitivity towards the needs and the intelligence of their creations.
Each artist has an ongoing interest in the emotional and aesthetic impact of specific materials, Jones' preoccupation being with wood, Scott's with metal.
Two large-scale mechanical pieces form the core of the exhibition. They are Scott�s Coil Room and Jones' Transformation #1.
Coil Room fills an 800-square-foot space with fifteen vibrating four-foot-round inverted steel coils. Each extends from the ceiling almost to the floor and is spaced apart so that viewers may walk among them as if in a dense and pulsating forest. Their slow, undulating movement evokes the power of sexual energy, as the piece seeks to envelop viewers and induce in them a sympathetic resonance.
Transformation #1 consists of three wooden kinetic sculptures whose forms are based on geometric pentagons. As each sculpture slowly extends and contracts its limbs, their proximity and movement create a play of shapes and light reminiscent of flowers, sea anemones or crystals.
Organic Mechanics explores the ways in which technology can mimic, magnify and reinterpret organic existence without necessarily having to surpass it. It is an exhibition that highlights the materials of the machine and insists on the need to creatively approach our shared world.
Click here to view an archive of the original Organic Mechanics 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.