Last week I wrote about the lecture I attended at York University. On Thursday I went to the art exhibit Ambi-valent Objects, which was part of the same program. It’s on until October 16, if you want to go there and have a look.
The artworks were created by teams of people with different background. Many people’s favourite was “Mental Fabric”: a giant printout of text from Gray’s Anatomy (the book, not the TV show) on which you could paste diamonds cut out of anatomy images onto diamonds that were printed in a mathematical pattern on top of the textbook printout. It represented the different ways in which we process information.
One of the other projects was a fragmented (stroboscopic) film of people dancing, inspired by bees. The film was projected in two rooms: the blacked out portions of one film were shown in the other room. But you could still follow the film, and it looked like the same film two times, even though there were black frames in different locations in either version.
Other artwork included a rhizome knitting installation, kaleidoscopes with insects in it, and a projection of visual interpretations of real-time high-energy subatomic particles.
Ambi-valent Object Pictures:
Dolores learning about the math/anatomy project
Me, being interactive under artist’s supervision.
Nadia looking through a kaleidoscope