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Dream House

Toronto Animated Image Society, November 10, 2016 – December 16, 2016


Featuring new works by:
Becka Barker
Leslie Bell
Marten Berkman
Philippe Blanchard
Stephen Broomer
Sabrina Ratté
Nicolas Sassoon
Curated by Madi Piller, with an essay by Clint Enns

Inspired by the informal architecture of Mexico City market stalls, Dream House consists of machine-knit and tufted hand dyed cotton yarn, stretched on metal structures. Blanchard reiterates his use of computer-controlled light and pigment to generate the illusion of movement in expanded animation installations. Playing with the chromatic building blocks of computer graphics—red, green and blue—this piece uses MIDI data to establish the “in-betweens” interpolating between these primary colour “keyframes”, the cycle generating a sense of motion in depth as layers of coloured yarn are hidden and revealed in turn.

The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this project.

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