Oct 26 - Nov 10, 2001
Knowledge of the body as the reversible surface of social life and self-identity is the shared concern that brings the works of Kinga Araya and Stelarc into dialogue. In both cases the artist ardently pursues this knowledge through the use of prosthetic devices that create awkward new shapes and complex new sets of gestures.
Oct 10 - Nov 6, 2001
F2F: New Media Art from Finland―Heidi Tikka, Teijo Pellinen, Laura Beloff + Maex Decker, Kristian Simolin, Hanna Haaslahti, Tuomo Tammenpää, Juha Huuskonen and Marita Liulia
Curated by Marko Tandefelt in collaboration with Bryn Jayes
As the datasphere becomes increasingly dense, many fear the loss of face-to-face communication and, along with it, much of what we think of as distinctively human. The exhibition F2F: New Media Art from Finland includes nine wired, participatory installations that explore the insistence of the human within the realm of the machine and the influence of the human-machine interface on our social selves.
Sep 21, 2001
Pixel Plunder© is seven web-specific projects that range from a "sanctioned" appropriation of the Tate Modern's website by Harwood from the Mongrel Collective; 0100101110101101.ORG’s Life Sharing, which allows the viewer complete entry into the artist's computer and system folder; Duchampian Digital Readymades harvested through net search engines by MTAA Collective; Joanna Briggs' Haikoo, which parallels and challenges the structure of web-based information by borrowing from and mimicking the popular search engine Yahoo; Negativland's Pastor Dick's Mailbox
Jun 14 - 30, 2001
Between Time and Space―Josh Avery, Michael Graham, Adrianne Kulling, Galen Scorer, Nicholas Stedman and Mary-Anne Wensley
Curated by Philippe Maurais
Between Time and Space presents the work of six emerging artists – Josh Avery, Michael Graham, Adrianne Kulling, Galen Scorer, Nicholas Stedman and Mary-Anne Wensley – each of whom uses computer, electronic or mechanical media to explore the question of presence in a world increasingly shaped by new technologies.
May 19 - Jun 9, 2001
For a moment a thing exists between two states, suspended. Lifted off the ground, it defies gravity. Placed in an arbitrarily measured space, it shifts its scale. En route between its source and its destination, it moves on airwaves or is telepresent. Mid Air is an exhibition of sculptural works that draw our attention to air as a medium of sound and vision, and as an elemental life force.
Apr 14 - 28, 2001
Wide is an exhibition angle that draws attention to the pervasiveness of hybrid practices and encourages their nomadic inclinations. It creates a temporary network that can be entered through any one of eighteen portal spaces. Travelling the city, encountering the situations that the exhibition comprises, the Wide audience follows a flexible circuit in which each concentrated moment rebounds back to the collecting question: What happens to the screen when its shards are everywhere?
Nov 10 - Dec 9, 2000
Intimate Perceptions―Jon Baturin, Orshi Drozdik, Tibor Vamos and Hilda Kozari, Nell Tenhaaf, Jack Butler, Nina Czegledy and Eric Fong
Communication technologies and biotechnologies are the crucial tools recrafting our bodies.
– Donna Haraway
What happened in the middle of the twentieth century cannot simply be wiped off the table. It has fundamentally changed our relationship to what we can call (or want to or have to call) human.
– Gerburg Treusch-Dieter
Sep 22 - Oct 15, 2000
Transmedia 2000 is a three week exhibition of works by media artists shown on a 5 foot by 8 foot LED video billboard at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton streets in midtown Toronto. Each work exists as a fifteen-second clip exhibited on the billboard at intervals between commercial advertisements.
Exhibited artists are Liu Wei, Lucinda Schreiber, Tanya Read, Rod Prouse, Kostya Mitenev, Louise McKissick, Willy LeMaitre and Eric Rosenzveig, Szabolcs Kisspal, Maya Khlobystina, Michelle Kasprzak, Jhave and Libby Hague.