awashawave

Antonia Hirsch, Louis Fortier, Young-Sup Kim, Arnold Koroshegyi, Diane Landry, Michael Snow, Kelly Wood


awashawave, with an alliterative title that slips by, examines (conceptually, phenomenologically, politically) the fruitful tensions between the still and moving image. This group exhibition presents figurative and literal interpretations of inundation and the perceptual tensions that result from being one amongst the many.

Examining facets of the concept of being flooded, awashawave presents a selection of works that embodies the shift from the single image to the series, from a discernable point to a dense mass: a washing machine turned into a praxinoscope (Landry); an audio work utilizing shortwave radio signals (Snow); ceramic objects made of white speaker wire that emit sounds of washing (Kim); images produced by a home-built scanner-camera that fuse digital technology and 19th-century photographic techniques (Koroshegyi); audio tracks converted into dense black and white “sonic” images (Wood); a video projection of someone doing the “wave” in an empty stadium (Hirsch); and a series of abject self-portraits rendered in wax (Fortier). By engaging in seemingly anachronistic investigations, these artists offer fresh contemporary perspectives on the significance of image production, perception and reception

Curated by Christof Migone