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Void

Lee Wilkins “Void is an interactive sculpture that examines the space between your perceived self and self perception. When two participants stand inside the Voids, they are able to see either a reflection of themselves or a window to their counterpart. When one can see only themselves, the other sees their counterpart. This piece forces […]

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Imitations

Emma White “These paintings all consist of a melding of outside and inside locations. They combine natural forms with imagery of grids, fabric, and metal edges to create an experience for the viewer that is not clearly a single time or place. Rather than an accurate depiction of an experience, they are more reminiscent of […]

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Detritus

Shannon Taylor-Jones “Existence is an act that is stubborn, rebellious, and—before all else—vital. Everything that follows builds on this absurdity. Through experiential exploration into intuitive processes, visceral knowledge manifests into discrepant yet simultaneous truths. Decisively assured in its paradoxes, it is both soft and abrupt, familiar and unknown, patient and rushed. Insistently demanding existence, the […]

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Self-Portrait

Rojin Shafiei “Working from an interdisciplinary approach to moving images in my works, art is a vehicle for the translation of cultural messages as an Iranian immigrant based in Canada and is used to present diverse feminine subjectivities. I present these themes both through a literal documentary style and as symbols in different mediums. I […]

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Movement is the Language

SOFTSERVE “Exploring the body as a material, the artists will navigate the liminal space of anticipation through movement and dance. Using improvisation and mimicking of movement, the artists will create an interpretive performance where the idea of control is in constant flux, blurring the lines of who is taking lead while navigating the undefined space […]

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Making the Future Happen

Hannah Schallert “Making the Future Happen: Animation, Effects, and Technology 1960-1980 is a creative-speculative video essay exploring animations made by artists working at the intersections of experimental film, special effects, and computer graphics in America between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. The video brings together found footage from a wide array of sources: feature films, TV […]

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Feature of Mathani Ahmed

Ayat Mohammed Salih “This past and ongoing Sudanese Revolution forced the diaspora to question their identity, their politics and the relation between the two in terms of their location. This 2019 audio feature of Mathani Ahmed’s narrative follows different locations, from Khartoum to Toronto to Queen’s Park, and expresses the political journey diaspora and otherwise […]

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Folding In

Grace Qian “Art is a way for me to understand and accept my history. It is a process of deconstructing myself and rebuilding my relationships with those around me. Through the creation of paintings and drawings, I see my work as an embodiment of connections that exist within my life. In each piece I aim […]

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Invasions

Stéphanie Pineau “This work takes part in the trends of Land Art and performative art as these stagings were created on site. I made a short film about four performances that I did in situ in different locations. The performances are represented by the sets that I created. The work invites the interlocutor to question […]

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In The Valley

Francisco Lethbridge “I am examining the feeling of being in a place that you do not wish to be, but may be necessary for one to grow. The title, In the Valley refers to peaks and valleys, the highs and lows; growth comes from the valley, and I am creating one to be stepped in.” […]

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Lugarcito In My Cora

Anahi González “Lugarcito in My Cora, is a series of portraits that explores the Mexican diaspora identity in Canada, vacillating between the host country and the birth one. This project was named from the phrase “Ocupas un lugarcito en mi corazón” (You take a little place in my heart), meaning that it is there where […]

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Miscelliminal

Adela Hua “This piece is a compilation of feelings i love, and feelings i love to hate.” Adela Hua is a first-year university student studying architecture at the University of Toronto. She is incredibly small and she loves opossums. Most of her time is taken up by creating anything and everything, sleeping, and trying to […]