Tasman Richardson: Janus


Tasman Richardson, Janus. 2017.


Toronto, ON | September 11 – October 26, 2019

InterAccess is thrilled to launch its Fall programming season with the first-ever Toronto presentation of Janus, an installation by artist Tasman Richardson. Paying homage to the god of gates and transitions, Janus embraces dualism, harnessing signals that are stable and unstable, colourful and colourless, percussive and tonal. In this exhibition, Richardson uses Atari 2600 glitch imagery to explore temporal order, failure, and transformation.


Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Artist Talk
Friday, September 20, 2019


Tasman Richardson has exhibited extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. His practice uses primarily video collage using the JAWA method (The manifesto he authored in 1996), fully immersive media installations (Necropolis, MOCCA 2012), and live A/V performances. His most recent works include performances featured at X Avant festival Toronto, screening at Impakt Festival Utrecht, and performance at IAF festival Tokyo. His themes to date have been a critical response to the spectacular, emotionally potent illusion of media culture, which he dubbed contemporary necromancy or death culture. In spite of this, he has debated on behalf of video as a living art in our nation’s capital and enthusiastically teaches workshops on scavenging and generative live glitch art.


Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

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Accessibility Information
We regret that at this time InterAccess does not have barrier-free access; we are currently working to improve the accessibility of all facilities.

There are five steps up to the main entrance, which has double doors. The steps do not have handrails. Once inside all facilities are on the same level. There is a single-user washroom inside the unit.