A favourite Pleasure Dome ritual now in its 23rd year, the 2016 edition of New Toronto Works is upon us. A submission-based program curated from local works, this year’s edition features artists exploring a variety of formal methods, challenging the different ways we communicate across time-based media, and investigating different spatial and media-based practices. NTW 2016 is a collection of 14 media artworks that stretch between screen and space to reveal how we live as humans and navigate our path forward.
From interrogating the land we stand on and the pixels that stand in our place, to challenging conventions of “civilization” and what it means in a borderless space, to exploring how we constrain our emot...ions to recover space for ourselves, NTW 2016 showcases the ever-changing ways artists in Toronto consider and respond to the world around us – at home and abroad. Featuring two installations and a program of moving image work, join Pleasure Dome at the Gladstone Hotel and celebrate some amazing media artists from one of the most vibrant cities around.
Daniel McIntyre and Katrina Orlowski, curators of NTW 2016.
Substratae (4:30) Margie Kelk
In the Net (5:00), Rachel Crummey
A Drownful Brilliance of Wings (8:00), Sofia Bohdanowicz and Gillian Sze
Pitching Tents in Terra Nullius (5:00), Matt Macintosh & Keesic Douglas
Temple Drone 3, (5:00), David Jones
The Dead Never Go Back To Europe (5:00), Maximilian Suillerot
Mutter (7:30), Mikel Guillen
3 Minutes of Attention (3:45), Geoffrey Shea & Tony Massett
We did everything that adults would do. What went wrong? (9:00), Frances Leeming and Johanna Householder
Antenna (5:25), Vlad Lunin
Stretto (6:45), Serena Le
Field (2:00), Dan Browne
Lalbagh, Meera Margaret Singh
Ritual of the Moon, Kara Stone