In_Digestion: IMCA Graduates

15 - 17 April 2016

  • Vernissage: 16 April 2016, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Opening hours: Fri - Sun, 12:00 - 17:00
  • ELISE APAP
  • LYSANNE CÔTÉ
  • SARAH DA SILVA MARQUES
  • SEAN GALLAGHER
  • ADRIAN HARPER
  • LAURIE-EVE LAROCHE
  • FRANK L.
  • LEA-ANN MCNALLY
  • AYAM YALDO

In_digestion is a showcase of work by students in the Intermedia program at Concordia University, which combines performance, video, and new media arts.

The title describes the students’ collective artistic process, even though their individual practices differ in nature. This exhibit speaks to the students’ relentless exposure to new ideas and information, which they struggle to fully digest and understand. These works are their way of purging these ideas and unleashing them into the world. This exhibition is a remedy to their In_digestion, allowing them to share fluid, overlapping language and concerns whether focused on challenging social, environmental, and cultural relationships, or bringing awareness of the biological and the biodegradable. Immersing the audience in raw emotions, this is their gut reaction to the world around us. 


Four of the artists exhibited explore different approaches to immersion.

Sarah Da Silva Marques’ “Were-Oyster” is a macabre, yet playful, fabric-based stop-motion animation exploring the gender dynamics of monsters, projected in an intimate, blanket fort. “Avi’Eve,” a piece by Laurie Eve Laroche, creates riddles of sound and images within an atmospheric space conceived in order to convey the type of emotional turmoil that manifests out of fright and fascination. Elise Apap’s sensorial audiovisual installation “When the Earth Trembles” includes haptic feedback related to her experience of violent earthquakes. It investigates the tangibility of presence - sharing and challenging embodied memory. Lysanne Côté’s interactive installation “Ray” draws the viewer into a world of mirrors and reflections in order to create an overwhelming experience of light. 


Lea-Ann McNally and Sean Gallagher explore the potentially transformative qualities of innovative organic media. McNally’s large sculptural light installation, built from colorful, organic pieces of bio-plastic that she produces, aims to raise awareness of alternative, eco-sensitive manufacturing processes and possibilities. Gallagher’s installation, “BLART!,” is an artistic experiment using live bacteria (SCOBYs) as its medium. It focuses attention on the interaction occurring between our intestinal microbiota and nervous system. 


Ayam Yaldo's sculpture “In Flux” focuses on the essence of banality of each living body 'performing' on a daily basis through repeated gestures. Adrian Harper’s video projection “Visual Vomit” conveys the fractured identity of pop-culture’s spawn through visual fragmentation. Finally, Frank L. creates custom protective covers for street furniture in order to highlight the aesthetic of authority embedded in apparently simple, utilitarian, shared urban structures. 

Free

15 - 17 April 2016

  • Vernissage: 16 April 2016, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Opening hours: Fri - Sun, 12:00 - 17:00