Lee Henderson in: The Known Effects of Lightning on the Body

photo of an installation
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Known Effects of Lightning on the Body is coming to Ottawa for a solo exhibition at Gallery 101, to help christen their new space! Keep an eye on Gallery101.org for updates.


The Known Effects of Lightning on the Body
A low-lit installation in which a match is projected onto a sheet of copper. The match is lit, and "bows" as it burns, its body slowly succumbing to gravity, physics, and the chemical reaction that began in the match-head. Above, a single, mirrored bulb directs light and the eye upward, its form in vertical symmetry with the match's. When the match extinguishes itself, it dissolves, only to be replaced with a different match, which burns and bows in turn.

Originally presented at YYZ Artist-Run Centre, 2014. Produced with the Support of the Canada Council.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 101, Ottawa

Deanna Burns

B.h. Yael

B.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist, whose work has shown nationally and internationally. She has been an instructor at OCAD since 1989. She also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Art between 1997 and 1999.

A Pathless Land

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Durham Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of video installations by OCAD Integrated Media professor Geoffrey Shea.
Over the years Geoffrey Shea, in his own relaxed manner, has been creating a body of art in video and new media. The five installations he has gathered for this exhibition employ video in rather idiosyncratic ways to question not only the tales we tell ourselves, but the very telling itself. A small monitor resembling an old cathode ray TV tube rests snugly in a display case. A radar antenna projected on a wall circles while closer inspection reveals a heart-wrenching drama played out on a monitor embedded in an electrical outlet. A keyboard beckons visitors to attempt writing their own narrative on a virtual typewriter. Shifting between monitors, a pair of siblings attempt to relate their separate interpretations of a unique shared experience. Against a flowing backdrop of municipal bylaws is a video of Shea himself delivering a political speech. With these installations, Shea does far more than question contemporary philosophical and literary theory. For while probing the ways in which we individually and collectively interpret the world, the artist cannot help but reveal the intensely personal struggles we all face.

Venue & Address: 
Durham Art Gallery 251 George St. E., Durham, Ontario


Correspondence is an investigation into how video can function in live performance, and how a projection is transformed by the surface it contacts. First presented at the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Correspondence was create by Geoffrey Shea, Tony Massett and Grace Bridgman.

Screen shot of project
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
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