PORTAL

PORTAL
An installation by Sandra Vida

Exhibition: May 19 – June 18, 2016 @ 12-6PM (Closed on May 21, Sundays and Mondays)
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 7-10PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 2-4PM
EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW, 2nd Floor
FREE Admission
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To read exhibition essay by Andrea Mann, go to: issuu.com/emmedia

In Sandra Vida’s most recent video work, Journey, she explored the notion of perseverance through obstacles, and the recuperative power of disrupting the flow of time through repetition and looping images. She invited viewers to empathetically partake in this experience through large-scale projected images. Portal takes these themes one step further in the creation of a scenario in which the viewer literally passes through the video image, projected on a series of walls or veils. The piece explores the fertility of the “liminal space” or threshold, the place of transition: a chance for the viewer to linger between a previous way of structuring time, awareness, even identity, and moving forward into a new or different path.
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About Sandra Vida:

Sandra Vida’s work over the past three decades has included photo-based collage, performance, film, video and installation. In addition to her art practice, she is known for her involvement in Calgary’s artist-run centres and as an advocate for the arts. She is also known as an arts writer, and has facilitated a wide variety of creative projects. Sandra has been nominated twice for a Governor-General’s Visual and Media Arts Award, received the Epcor Established Arts award at the Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts, and was one of three finalists for Alberta’s first Marion Nicoll Visual Art award.
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