Data : Salon XXXII

13 - 20 December 2018

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • VERNISSAGE : 13 December 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
  • EXHIBITION : 14 - 20 December 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00
  • CHARLINE DALLY
  • KATSUKI NOGAMI

For the 32 edition of our Data: Salon series, we invite two artists selected from an open call for submission to participate in a one week residency. During their time, they will finalize one of their works and present it during an exhibition.

 

RÉFLÉCHIR LA SOURCE by Charline Dally

As our culture demands unrelenting productivity from us, slowness becomes an act of resistance. Here, a gap opens on to another temporality.

"Réfléchir la source" stages a future where  water is scarce. In the era of the Anthropocene, desert ceaselessly extends. This symbolic non-place reminds us of loss, both outside and within ourselves. The pendulum serves as tool to go in search of a spring, a water source. Its polysemy symbolizes both a source of inspiration and source of being.

The desert, water and light, function as archetypal forms and draw from the well of collective imagination to reveal the inner self. This project is an enigma which can only be solved from within itself. It raises an existential line of questioning on the nature of being and the nature of the world.

 

IMAGINARY IDENTITY by Katsuki Nogami

The exhibition is a conversation between bots happening independently from humans. You may interact if you wish, yet the bots will continue their discussion separately from you.

It began when Katsuki found himself trolling blogs of people he did not consider as his friends. There was a disconnect between his real emotions towards them and what he chose to express online. This anonymous communication with people is what has caused him some anxiety.  

Statistically, bots make up to roughly 4.8 million of all Twitter users. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish humans from bots, which puts into question the notion of identity on the internet.

Creating the perfect self portrait can be seen as a reflection of people's biggest insecurities. When Katsuki was insecure about his acne and the pores on his face he would overcompensate through applying makeup filters on apps like Instagram. With high resolution cameras, it is becoming harder to hide from all of these features people try to erase. The modern selfie has led to the disconnect from reality and shows the conflict between people's online and offline identities.This exhibition explores that conflict and the contradiction of modern identity.

With the support of the "Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators 2017"


Charline Dally completed a visual arts degree at UQAM, as well as previously studying graphic design at Boulle and Olivier de Serres in Paris. By using video installation, printmaking or visual performance, she questions different notions such as ambivalence, otherness and non-binary. Her work tries to dissolve boundaries between absence and presence, real and virtual, synthetic and organic. By integrating slow progressions, video becomes like an hypnotic tool inviting the audience to feel oneself in the present.

She has previously performed in conjunction with musicians such as Alexandre St-Onge, Nick Schofield, Emilie Mouchous, Karl Fousek, Joël Lavoie, Khôra and Renart. Her work has been presented in Montreal, Toronto, Brussels and Paris.

Born in Japan in 1992, Katsuki Nogami  is a contemporary media artist and a current visiting artist and researcher of the Topological Media Lab at Concordia University. He has studied under Olafur Eliasson at the Berlin Art University and graduated from Musashino Art University.

Nogami was awarded Rookie of the Year at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Awards for Excellence at the Asia Digital Art Award, the Silver Award at Ifva21th, Honorary Mention at Ars Eleketronica and participated in U30 Japan as well as the Japanese Motion Graphics Creators in 2015. He also attended FILE and WRO, Scopitone and was featured in VICE, WIRED and Booooooom.

 

13 - 20 December 2018

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • VERNISSAGE : 13 December 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
  • EXHIBITION : 14 - 20 December 2018
  • Opening hours: [ WED TO FRI ] 16:00-19:00 -- [ SAT & SUN ] 13:00-17:00