BigArtTO at Wychwood Barns
Event Location: Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Avenue, York, M6C 1A9View event location on Google Maps
Oct. 20 2021, 6:45 p.m - 9:45 p.m
Oct. 21 2021, 6:45 p.m - 9:45 p.m
Oct. 22 2021, 6:45 p.m - 9:45 p.m
Oct. 23 2021, 6:45 p.m - 9:45 p.m
Image from 'Xenofuturism' by Rah Eleh
BigArtTO featuring "What We Are Missing" curated by Lorna Mills, presented with InterAccess
Featuring “Xenofuturism” by Rah Eleh, “la grande odalisque, 2021” by Malik McKoy, and “A Natural Process- Dream Cut” by Lux Logan
Wednesday October 20 - Saturday October 23, 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm nightly.
"What We are Missing" endeavours to indicate the constantly changing parameters of our social existence during what is now being referred to as the 4th wave of COVID. This doesn't necessarily refer to our losses, but can emphasize the things we are not noticing. The three artists, Rah Eleh, Malik McKoy and Lux Logan have all created works, born out of the isolation of the past 18 months that manifest a new consciousness of our virtual bodies.
Selection curated by Lorna Mills, a Canadian net.art and new media artist who is known for her digital animations, videos, and GIFs.
“Xenofuturism” by Rah Eleh
In this iteration of XenoFuturism, Rah's character Coco travels through multiple galaxies and enters a wormhole. During this transitional period, the character transforms from a star to an alien. Coco awakes in the liminal realm and is offered a space of refuge and solace from the hostile neighboring galaxies.
“la grande odalisque, 2021” by Malik McKoy
"la grande odalisque, 2021" is a looped animation made using Cinema 4D, Zbrush, and other software. While I was sculpting the human figure, the forms I saw made me think of body modification. This led me to think about how the conversation surrounding the topic has evolved - for better and worse - over the years. This work also speaks to the way in which we curate what (and how) people see when inviting users into our space virtually.
“A Natural Process- Dream Cut” by Lux Logan
An abstracted meditation on the ridiculousness of preserving one's body, which is digitally exploring the dark neon skin caves of aging and beauty.
Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, InterAccess is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to new media and emerging practices in art and technology. InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art and technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.
About BigArtTO: Explore Art Across The City
Experience art illuminated at BigArtTO, a city-wide public art celebration featuring free access to temporary public artworks projected onto local buildings and landmarks. Created by Toronto artists, the projections will play on a loop so that visitors can arrive at any time. Part of ShowLoveTO.