Anthropomorphic Objects


An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Ana Jofre

 
DateWednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 4:00am

Email

aj13mj@student.ocadu.ca, dreamsofrevolution@gmail.com

Location

OnSite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Ana Jofre

Opening Reception Thursday April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This thesis exhibition is the culmination of an exploration of the uncanny through sculptures that evoke the sensation of a living presence. My sculptures are based on the human form because I believe that figurative imagery constitutes a universal visual non-verbal vocabulary. Though they are human sized, the sculptures function as puppets in that they are posable and can be used for performance, but they are also robotic in that they have some autonomous motion and some reactive motion. Another goal, in addition to conveying the illusion of presence, is to convey character or personality in each sculpture. As such, the works can be described as life-sized puppet characters, and I was able to use these characters to create playful interactive experiences for viewers, experiences that hinged on the uncanny and the illusion of presence.

DateWednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 4:00am

Email

aj13mj@student.ocadu.ca, dreamsofrevolution@gmail.com

Website Location

OnSite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario

Journalist Kelly Boutsalis will discuss her work in arts journalism and her commitment to telling stories from Indigenous communities.
Photograph of a woman controlling a life-sized marionette
Image of two people, one masked, facing each other
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Ana Jofre

Opening Reception Thursday April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This thesis exhibition is the culmination of an exploration of the uncanny through sculptures that evoke the sensation of a living presence. My sculptures are based on the human form because I believe that figurative imagery constitutes a universal visual non-verbal vocabulary. Though they are human sized, the sculptures function as puppets in that they are posable and can be used for performance, but they are also robotic in that they have some autonomous motion and some reactive motion. Another goal, in addition to conveying the illusion of presence, is to convey character or personality in each sculpture. As such, the works can be described as life-sized puppet characters, and I was able to use these characters to create playful interactive experiences for viewers, experiences that hinged on the uncanny and the illusion of presence.

Venue & Address: 
OnSite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
aj13mj@student.ocadu.ca, dreamsofrevolution@gmail.com
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