Presented by PAVED Arts & glór (Co. Clare, Ireland).
Curated by Moran Been-noon
Dates: October 29, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Artists include: Martina Hynan & Monique Blom, Linda Duvall & Avi Ratnayake, & Martina Cleary & Janelle Pewapsconias
We’re all tired of looking at each other through framed bunches of pixels. The years 2020 and 2021 made digital communication, and the internet, into our most “natural” way to see and hear each other. For Dear www. glór’s curator-in-residence Moran Been-noon invited six artists to respond to this reality. All the artwork offers a critical view, challenged by the technology, but at the same time acknowledges the road we’ve all walked and the value that can be found in digital channels.
This project brings together Irish artists based in the West, and Canadian artists based in Treaty 6 Territories – Saskatchewan, to pay tribute to digital art projects from the 20th century. Each Irish-Canadian pair created an artistic response to a historical digital art project, from a 2021 point of view.
“…this exhibition creates a bridge between past and future ways of being.”
– Mieke Vanmechelen, Visual Arts Ireland.
PAVED Arts has joined forces with glór in Co. Clare, Ireland to co-present each digital project.
Dear www. consists of three parts:
ShadowBreath / Martina Hynan & Monique Blom
Char Davies germinal work, Osmose (1995) relied on participants’ breath to direct and guide this immersive VR experience. Martina Hynan & Monique Blom’s ShadowBreath is a response work which explores how breath is created when being “with our environment” rather than simply being “in our environment”. A shadow-spirit-self is conjured in the piece to probe the entwinement of our breath with the landscape and engage with the breath of the landscape. // WATCH ShadowBreath here
There Was and There Was Not / Linda Duvall & Avi Ratnayake
There Was and There Was Not confronts and vanquishes the power of the omnipresent video conferencing platforms. Linda Duvall & Avi Ratnayake’s www adventure sends users on a search through a network of connections by engaging with stories, sound and visual, and playing games. The artists invite you to join them on the web as they traipse around informed failure / digital inertia. // VISIT therewasandtherewasnot.art
Re-Visioning the Screen / Janelle Pewapsconias & Martina Cleary
This multi-media VR project explores memories and relationality between sites of settler colonial and the legacy of postcolonial systems of institutionalisation, to find ways of navigating cultural relationality across time and space. // VISIT Re-Visioning the Screen here
Located in Co. Clare, Ireland, glór is a multi-disciplinary arts centre located in the heart of Ennis. glór hosts local, national and international music, theatre, talks, dance, Film, comedy and visual arts events throughout the year.
PAVED Arts is an artist-run centre operating in Saskatoon, SK on Treaty Six Land and the homeland of the Métis. PAVED Arts acknowledges the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, SK Arts, Sask Lotteries, and the City of Saskatoon.
Moran Been-noon, Curator-in-Residence, glor
Exhibition Website: www.dearwww.ca