NEW! Props and Chops: Staging Photo or Video Based Works in an exhibition

NEW! Props and Chops: Staging Photo or Video Based Works in an exhibition

Saturday, November 7, 2015,
10:00AM to 4:00PM
$ 0.00 CAD
$ 0.00 CAD
A production workshop about staging photo or video based works in an exhibition. Starting with their own individual work, participants will research the interdependence of physical space, the way audiences feel in an environment, and how meaning is assigned to images and objects. Following Marcel Broodthaers’ idea of the exhibition as décor, we will experiment with ways of reimagining and dressing the space of the gallery - as a theatre stage, a boxing-ring, a game show, or a crowd management system. Participants are asked to come to Gallery 44 on Tuesday Nov. 3 @ 7pm. Oliver would like to meet the participants and get a sense of what materials you will be working with during the actual workshop.
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Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. His website is www.husain.de. In 2015, his solo exhibition ‘beside the point’ was shown at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; a program of his films and videos was screened by pleasuredome collective, Toronto, and included in the exhibition “Depth of Perception” at Oakville Galleries. “I often begin with a portrait of a person or place. The outcome is a video or film, a text or a textile; something foldable that can be stored away easily, or something standing on thin chopstick legs. Something that might collapse under the eyes of the viewer – in a film, this could be its fragile narrative structure. The viewers are left with holding up their side by themselves. In this way, I am constructing attractive traps.”