JANUS

Janus
An installation by Tasman Richardson

Location: EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW (2nd Floor)
February 3 – 25, 2017 (closed February 18)
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: February 2, 2017 @ 7-10PM
FREE admission

Two projections intersect each other creating a symmetrical X, loosely referencing the different halves of the brain; the first consisting of colour and melody, while the second focuses on monochrome textures and rhythmic noise. The soundtrack is entirely composed from the source glitches, as a result of hundreds of carefully measured edits and the perfect synchronicity between the two channels (or faces/minds) of video. The glitches were generated using a power failure method with Atari 2600 game consoles, captured with a time base corrector (TBC), and sorted by aesthetic likeness both in colour and tone. The failure of the Atari signal reveals the ghost in the machine, which the artist coaxes and conducts into a creative expression. The work’s references to failure, transformation, order, and temporal dualism were intended for it’s original audience in Athens, Greece, where Janus was first exhibited at Metamatic TAF (The Art Foundation), in June 2016 by curator Scott McGovern of Ed Video (Guelph, Ontario).

Tasman will also be taking part on the festival artist panel, The Sacred and the Profane. For more information, go to: http://emmedia.ca/2017/01/the-sacred-and-the-profane-artist-panel/


About Tasman Richardson:

Culture making and Iconoclast since 1996, Tasman Richardson has exhibited extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. His practice focuses primarily on video collage using the JAWA method (the manifesto he authored in 1996), fully immersive media installation, live a/v performance, and experiments in decorative limited editions under the alias Pseudonym. His solo installation Necropolis exhibited at the MOCCA (Toronto) and Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa), receiving wide critical acclaim. He recently performed his live media collages Temple and Doppelganger at Sled Island Music and Arts Festival. Based in Toronto, Tasman is currently curating a program of international media artists for his live-generative abstract expressionist program, The New Flesh, at The Music Gallery (Toronto) for January 2017.


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