SAW Video Media Art Centre’s Knot Project Space is thrilled to invite you to a one time diffusion of Calla Durose-Moya’s “my friend, the don valley”, Jay Havens’ “Untitled Isolation tests (2020)” and Erin Gee + Jen Kutler’s “Presence”. Join us on Thursday, May 28th at 7pm EDT to see what the stay-at-home-web-residents’ have been up to this past month. A zoom-vernissage will be held after diffusions.
This one time diffusion will be available for viewing on sawvideo.com and facebook.com/sawvideo Thursday, May 28th at 7pm EDT.
"my friend, the don valley” investigates Durose-Moya’s relationship with the Don Valley as a site of Symbiotic Culture Of Being and Yearning (SCOBY). Together, the Don and Durose-Moya explore queer possibilities of co-parenting through transforming shared natural, urban, and industrial environments via Zoom.
During isolation Havens has been experimenting with new digital mediums through an examination of Indigenous Resurgence after the flashpoint of the 2020 Wet'suwet'an crisis. The works reflect on being witness to continuing colonial violence through the lens of social media and the window of digital devices.
Gee and Kutler use verbal suggestion, biosensors and transcutaneous electrical pulses as technologies that allow for touch at a networked distance. Instrumentalizing their bodies, the artists trigger one another through a sonic/ haptic/physical feedback loop to create harmonic structures of affective telematics and togetherness via audio and video.
More about the Artists
Calla Durose-Moya is interested in examining themes of improvisation and scripting that manifest in choreographic forms. Calla’s practice, past and present, is focused on a dialogue between processes of the materiality of the medium, and the corporeality of presence.
Jay Havens is a two-spirit multidisciplinary artist of Haudenosaunee-Mohawk and Scottish-Canadian ancestry. He produces large scale installations for many different types of situations such as public performance, mural making, and works for display in galleries and museums.
Erin Gee and Jen Kutler are composers and artists who have never met physically, who are now using telematics and the mail to collaborate across the US/Canadian border. Co-constructing instruments for digital music as tools for reconfiguring human embodiment, the artists are materializing queer and feminist quantification through instrumentalized affect and touch.