Amy Meleca: Notes on an Eternal Return


An MA thesis exhibition in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program at OCAD U

 
DateWednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000

Cost

Free

Email

am14ph@student.ocadu.ca

Location

YYZ Artists' Outlet 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140 Toronto, ON

Notes on an Eternal Return is an exhibition of photo-based self-portraits – or more specifically, ‘performative self-images’ – acting in support of a Master of Arts thesis paper of the same title. In this exhibition, ‘photograph’ and ‘self-portrait’ become loosely defined through the performance-based process of photographic self-representation. My image is recorded and then layered, fragmented, distorted and reassembled in order to disrupt traditional ways of looking and interpreting representations of the female body. By playing along the spectrum of visibility and invisibility, presence and absence, coherence and incoherence, singular and multiple, I present myself as a spectral subject, a collection of traces, acting in constant resistance of containment through the reiteration of my self

Amy Meleca is a Toronto-based artist and researcher, currently in her second year in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media, and Design program at OCAD University. Amy completed her BFA in Print Media with a minor in Psychology at York University in 2014. Her research interests include representations of the body in Surrealist art and thought, the archive, performance art, writing artists/artists writing, artist books, and multiples.



artwork by Amy Meleca
DateWednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000

Cost

Free

Email

am14ph@student.ocadu.ca

Website Location

YYZ Artists' Outlet 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140 Toronto, ON

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Notes on an Eternal Return is an exhibition of photo-based self-portraits – or more specifically, ‘performative self-images’ – acting in support of a Master of Arts thesis paper of the same title. In this exhibition, ‘photograph’ and ‘self-portrait’ become loosely defined through the performance-based process of photographic self-representation. My image is recorded and then layered, fragmented, distorted and reassembled in order to disrupt traditional ways of looking and interpreting representations of the female body. By playing along the spectrum of visibility and invisibility, presence and absence, coherence and incoherence, singular and multiple, I present myself as a spectral subject, a collection of traces, acting in constant resistance of containment through the reiteration of my self

Amy Meleca is a Toronto-based artist and researcher, currently in her second year in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media, and Design program at OCAD University. Amy completed her BFA in Print Media with a minor in Psychology at York University in 2014. Her research interests include representations of the body in Surrealist art and thought, the archive, performance art, writing artists/artists writing, artist books, and multiples.

Venue & Address: 
YYZ Artists' Outlet 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140 Toronto, ON
Email: 
am14ph@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Cost: 
Free
artwork by Amy Meleca
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