Regardless of individual life, there are material and immaterial elements to being human that we all share as a common experience: sense, movement, sound, emotion and thought. Talia Shaaked and Madeline Rae invite you to experience The Light Within the Tunnel, installed in the Artspace alleyway.
Experience and traverse through this alternate passageway of the exchange: comprised of two curtain-walls made of string and projected video. After watching and inspecting the video, the audience is invited to pass through and interact with the wall of string. Experience the fluid physicality of the curtain barriers, and bathe in the glow of the projected video.
The Light Within the Tunnel will be between Art Space Building and Red River Books alleyway.
The Light Within the Tunnel is an Illuminate The Night Open Call Project funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.
This year Black Space Winnipeg features the second instalment of our Afrocentric artist showcase, Nuit Noire: Illuminate Our Voices.
Nuit Noire was founded on the need to diversify a major festival for Winnipeg’s art community. Now entering its second year, Nuit Noire is highlighting community voices through visual and performance art.
Last year, the partnership between Black Space Winnipeg and Artist’s Exchange (studio of Gibril Bangura) showcased amazing talent from Winnipeg’s newcomer, African community and local artists of colour (Mahlet Cuff, Xavier Mitshipayi, Uri Portillo and Dubem Ukaigwe). This year we are pleased to partner with aceartinc.
Taking up space and making adequate space for artists across all disciplines from Winnipeg’s Black community.
Nuit Noire is an Emerging Voice Open Call Project funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.
Red, Green and Blue is a sculptural installation, by Vancouver-based, South Korean artist, Khan Lee that explores the artifice and wonder of manicured natural environments through a host of delicately constructed transparent cones. Illuminated by lights in primary colour: Red, Green, and Blue, these plastic cones and their colourful looming shadows magically bend, sway and interrupt each other with the wind. As the sunsets over the Public Gardens, these delicate cone shapes transform from hand-folded plastic forms into seductive and mesmerizing blades of synthetic grass in a magical landscape.
Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, before immigrating to Canada to study fine art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Through sculptural and media practices, his work attempts to exhibit results of experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of the Vancouver-based artist collective Intermission and is presently a member of the Instant Coffee artist collective. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Lee lives and works in Vancouver, BC.
In my art practice, I look for moments when a subject loses its common material perception and begins to suggest other possibilities. By isolating a specific property from its function, a material can then form the foundation of a conceptual process. A simple twist of inherent values within a material primes the viewer to perceive a whole host of unforeseen interpretations or perspectives. This statement may sound vague, but it encapsulates the foundation of my work as a visual artist.
Red, Green and Blue was first installed at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016.
Red, Green and Blue is made possible by funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council.
floating, reflects the emotional experience occurring in response to feelings of cultural and social displacement. Seventy-two hand-sewn handbags made of mulberry paper are placed in rows on a wall. Projected upon them is a video of an origami paper boat, isolated and floating in a body of water. The handbag, is an everyday object, easily overlooked. It serves as a general metaphor of the identity which people carry. In contrast, the origami paper boat, a culturally familiar object, represents the Heejung Shin’s identity interacting with a new environment. As the paper boat floats, it is gradually absorbing the water, conforming to its surroundings. As a result, the boat is dissolving.
floating is an Illuminate The Night, Open Call Project funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.
Homes, is a collaborative interactive video installation the public can immerse themselves into two landscapes; Kristin Snowbird’s birthplace of Pine Creek and Theo Pelmus’ home of Romania. The landscapes created will be made up of two projections that are recreated through the artists’ memory and words.
There will be a rocking horse that incorporates wireless technology, which the public can control the projection’s images and sound. The projection will consist of the landscapes from each home, Ojibwe and Romanian, words in Ojibwe, Salteaux and Romanian language and photos.
Attendees can be an active participant on how he/she/ they want to hear our reconstruction of homes. A home is not only a place where one is born in but also a place in which in adulthood one can feel home after moving away from home.
Through the Homes project, artists PelmuSnow will invite audiences into their homes, our place of birth, to our families and connect emotionally and metaphorically with people they don’t know.
Homes is an Illuminate the Night, Open Calls Project funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.
When we look back on our lives, images and objects spark memories and personal identity.
- 1) Take a Peg
- 2) Make a Trade
- 3) Leave Your Mark
- 4) Keep Your Memory
Insomnia is a movement based performance piece that explores the relationship between sleep and restlessness.
It is inspired by the secrets hidden in darkness, the only time when we are in a state of unknowing. When we sleep we are unaware of ourselves and our surroundings. Even those who suffer from insomnia often experience a warped perspective of consciousness which is clouded by exhaustion and frustration.
The performance will capture the unconscious moments of body twitches, tosses and turns, and restless fits that many people experience in the late hours of the night.
Insomnia is an Illuminate The Night Open Call Project funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.