Join Qendrim Hoti in this special tutorial workshop as he demonstrates his ideas and techniques about manipulating commercial video games into virtual worlds of memoir and relief. This workshop, held in conjunction with Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™, a two-person exhibition featuring collaborative work by Hoti and Max Lupo.
"Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™" uses the video game technology of the past three decades to create an interactive installation. By using hacked and modified video games, Hoti and Lupo insert personal migrant histories into existing virtual worlds as a means to recontextualize their familiar contents. They invite visitors to play these games as a way to explore these alternate characters and environments.
The workshop is free and open to the public. No special materials are required.
Ignite Gallery is located at 165 Augusta Avenue (in the heart of Kensington market).
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About the Artist
Qendrim Hoti is a Kosovar Albanian interdisciplinary artist living in Canada. He uses his hybrid identity to help him negotiate material culture into artwork. Hoti graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design Masters Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2017. Qendrim's piece, made in collaboration with Esmaa Mohamoud, entitled 'One of the Boys' is currently on display at 'Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood' at the Art Gallery of Ontario until December 10, 2017.
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4
Gallery Exhbition Hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m