Videos on Architecture and Social Space. This group exhibition gathers national and international artists whose work seek to represent the scales, angles and details of architecture and the urban territory as well as the more hidden relations of the city, such as gender and space and the effects of socio economic processes. Works by Terence Gower, Mark Lewis, Dorit Margreiter, Natasha Sadr Haghighian, And Judith Hopf, Clemens von Wedemeyer.
This group exhibition gathers national and international artists whose work seek to represent the scales, angles and details of architecture and the urban territory as well as the more hidden relations of the city, such as gender and space and the effects of socio economic processes. The large-scale projections of these works will transform the space of the Audain Gallery and the show opens up a discussion of urban imagibility and artistic strategies of representation.
Mark Lewis is one of Canada’s most renowned and internationally acclaimed artists; this exhibition will feature his work, Children’s Games, Heygate Estate (2002) which explores the modernist estate, located in London England, that currently awaits demolition. In this video, the camera steadily tracks along an oppressive, raised concrete passage between working-class apartment buildings while children play in the yards and the alleys below.
Terence Gower’s Ciudad Moderna (2004) explores the city as a built environment by using clips from the source film Despedida de Casada (Dir. Juan de Orduna): through a process of re-editing, Gower isolates the architecture by transforming scenes into perspective renderings that highlight the modernist architecture of Mexico, such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Hotel Presidente in Acapulco.
Dorit Magreiter’s Pavilion (2009) explores the relationship between interior and exterior by examining the concept of the Pavilion as an exhibition space and speaks to the contingent relationship between the status of the image and the space inside as well as outside of the projection. Here, the pavilion becomes the site of multiple interactions exploring the way in which architectural spaces determine social behavior.
The exhibition also features Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Judith Hopf’s Villa Watch (2005) and Clemens von Wedemeyer’s Silberhoehe (Silver Heights) (2003).
Image: Clemens von Wedemeyer, Silberhöhe (2003)
35mm transferred to DVD, 10 min, color Film still. Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (c) Clemens von Wedemeyer
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Public Opening January 12, 2011 at 8pm
The exhibition opening will be preceded by a talk by participating artist, Terence Gower at 6:30pm.
Audain Gallery SFU Woodward's - Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street - Vancouver
Hours: Tues-Sat: 2pm – 6pm