Exaltation and the Fall is an exhibition that investigates the entangled relationship between the psyche in contact with a body of water. Acts of the body, represented through video installation, light projection, and photography perform rites of change, passage, and transformation. To exalt is to rise from within a murky depth, and to fall is to submerse into the unknown- water becomes the substrate for this rise and fall. It is a place for possibility within the calm, or calamity of the unknown.
Featuring works by Adam Filek, Daniel Pavis, Elizabeth Webb, Paige Sabourin, and Tara Morté.
Curated by Mary Ma
Live performances will take place throughout the opening reception in response to the exhibition- curtsey of artists Adam Filek, Christopher Heller, and work from choreographer Lauren Runions of I/O Movement.
Opening Reception: October 8, 7 to 10 p.m.
Panel Discussion- The Poetics of a Performative Act: Monday October 12, 4 p.m.
Join artists, curators, and writers in a casual forum as we discuss the relationship between performance and its significance to intersecting branches of embodiment, affect, and the natural landscape.
Exhibition catalog featuring images and critical essays will be on sale for $10 throughout the show.
Image Credit: Elizabeth Webb Untitled (Paradise II), HD Video Still, 2012
Mary Ma is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in Toronto, Ontario. www.maryma.ca
Adam Filek is a video/performance artist and writer based in Toronto, Ontario. www.adamfilek.com
Paige Sabourin lives in Montreal Quebec and makes objects, images and installations with photographs, textiles, and help from other people. www.paigeesabourin.com
Elizabeth Webb is a multimedia artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. www.hernamewasparadise.com
Tara Morte is a sculpture, performance, and video artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. www.cargocollective.taramorte.com
Daniel Pavis is a working multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon. http://danielpavis.tumblr.com/
Lauren Runions is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She is the founder and artistic director of I/O Movement. www.cargocollective.com/laurenrunions
Chris Heller is a video-based performance artist. A graduate of OCAD's Integrated Media program, he is currently based in Toronto Ontario. www.cargocollective.com/chrisheller
The Student Gallery will be open on Mondays and Tuesday (12 – 6 PM) for the duration of this exhibition only. The last day to see the show is Monday October 26th.