Mar 4 - 18, 2000
Pandora's Box―Christian Bock, Joe Davis, Francis LeBouthillier, Dinka Pignon, Victoria Scott and Kent Tankred
Curated by Graham Smith
The story of Pandora is one of curiosity and risk, of choice and unforeseen consequences. The Pandora’s Box exhibition uses this familiar tale to explore some of its obvious parallels to our contemporary encounter with technology.
Jan 28 - Feb 19, 2000
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.
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 1999
Featuring the video sculptures:
Timepiece: Kiss the Future – a video sculpture that utilizes a newly adapted version of the original 1838 Wheatstone stereoscope in combination with 3D computer animation to extend the potential of 2D video images in order to examine the ways in which representations of space and the body are moulded by the belief systems and technologies of various time periods.
Sep 10 - Oct 9, 1999
Game Girls ―Judy Cheung, Paula Gignac, Nancy Paterson, Cheryl Sourkes and Carla J. Wolf. Curated by Kathleen Pirrie Adams
Game Girls is an exhibition of interactive installations, CD-ROMs and video projections that play fast and loose with the usual rules of the game. Using shooting gallery, arcade kiosk and computer game structures as a basis for their work, each artist offers a highly individual answer to the games industry's "holy grail" question: What games do girls want to play?
May 14 - Jun 12, 1999
Remembering in states of you,
the feeling of your bright light sound wave,
like a shaking timber.
Together we make a song to filter light and bathe.
Changing, resting, disappearing.
SenseBus is a collaboratively built, interactive sensory environment. There is no central "brain." There are no screens, mice or keyboards. Using the type of microprocessors found in washers and dryers, the SenseBus system circulates sense information within a distributed network of sensory modules.
Apr 21 - May 1, 1999
Tactile Video―An exhibition of interactive video installation art conceived and coordinated by Jeff Mann
Ephemeral visions – thirty apparitions per second – trying to get in touch... can interactive video cross over from cyberspace into material reality? Spectres of light with animalistic awareness, ubiquitous presence, sensation, impression, embraceable tactility. Would you rather point and click, or dance and kiss?
Apr 14 - May 6, 1999
Relay Room is an experiential sound sculpture installed in the freight elevator at the east end of the 401 Richmond Street West building.
Jan 22 - Feb 26, 1999
Interactivity and electronic art are phrases that the public generally associates with intimidating high-tech gear, but there's nothing inaccessible or unnecessarily complicated about Touch:Touché. Sensual, visual and directly involving, each piece allows the viewer to engage, and enjoy, on a number of levels from the immediate and tactile to the more intellectual. This exhibition of works by Thecla Schiphorst and Daniel Jolliffe embodies the essence of interactive art as it explores issues of presence, perception, movement and control.
Nov 19 - Dec 19, 1998
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.