To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception.
— Robert Irwin, (1972)
the Morgans, toronto, summer
(mtl, this summer)
We are so excited about our upcoming show at Karsh-Masson Gallery.
Magida, Olivia and I are busy in preparation. The dates for the exhibition are March 17 to Sunday April 19, 2015.
To the right is our original proposal. It should give you an idea of the direction we are headed.
Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau 2014
This piece uses a tool of social media for communication between strangers. Snapchat is used by individuals all over the city during NBOG ‘14, and blurs the lines between art and everyday moments.
I stumbled across this article that aptly coins the function of this piece:
"By diminishing the importance of the media object, by making it disposable, the emphasis is placed on communication itself. This goes a long way to explain the intimacy of a Snap versus a static image shared on another site. Other services, even their direct messaging components, are organized by and around persistent media objects. This is the media based sociality that gives social media its name." Nathan Jurgenson, Researcher
While the audience participates and receives snaps on one of 2 iPads, I will be creating my own snaps documenting my interactions with the audience. I have also enlisted the help from local participating artists to send snaps of their own experiences.
This is going to be so fun! Add me on snapchat, username: disposableimage and send me snaps of all the happenings of NBOG ‘14.
I will be stationed outside of Schad (521 Sussex dr), so come check it out on Saturday, Sept 20th!