May 02, 2013 - Jun 02, 2013Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada. Presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Opening reception: May 1, 7-10pm
Exhibition open to the public: May 2, 2013
The work is an attempt to present only the movements of perception, not perception itself. The art of looking at art. – Michael Snow The Viewing of Six New Works, an innovative recent production by Michael Snow, comprises of six colourful light projections in constant motion that fleetingly change shape. To create his video installation Snow collaborated with software designer Greg Hermanovic in the development of touch-screen software to trace the artist’s eye movements through his hand gestures during six hypothetical art “viewing” experiences. Recording only the “movement of perception,” this work fits well within this Toronto-based artist’s ground-breaking oeuvre that has over the course of six decades aesthetically investigated how artistic media represent and frame cognition and experience.
The National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is a three-year initiative that will see the two institutions co-organize and present a series of exclusive exhibitions at MOCCA drawn from the NGC's extensive Contemporary Art collection.
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