PARKADE

September 17 - October 22, 2022

Blinding
Violet



Exhibition Dates: September 17, 2022 - October 22, 2022

Opening Reception: September 16, 2022 from 7 - 10 PM

Guided Exhibition Tours: September 23, 2022 at 5 PM / October 14 at 5 PM


TRUCK Contemporary Art is pleased to present Blinding by Violet from September 16 to October 22, 2022 in the PARKADE Project Space. Blinding is a room-size installation, sound, and light piece consisting of venetian blinds, chandeliers parts, and other scavenged items. The strobing flashing lights shine through the slats, casting shadows in the confined space and heightening the sense of anxiety within the room. The spotlights occasionally blind the viewer and create looming shadow figures behind them, integrating the audience into the work. As the viewer circles the piece, multiple motion-activated audio players trigger a random sequence of tones. Slowly, the viewer's body acclimates to the clicking of the relay and clashing lights. The quick rhythm was created toprovoke a physiological change and elicit a state of panic.

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Violet has been living in the digital realm since 2018 as part of a publicly funded participation and performance piece on twitch.tv that explored the benefits of cyberspace and anonymity as aids for vulnerability and facilitating interpersonal relationships. The project relied heavily on the constructs of gender and sexuality, and its perceived social advantages and disadvantages. All profits generated throughout the year-long project were donated to a sexual victims charity. Violet maintains a small fan base of followers that assist her with her practice. She also mentors Tetris (tetrismegistus on GitHub), in the creation of his code-generated artwork.

Special thanks to Maggie (Engineering Consultant), Roderick Griffionen/Pitj3 (Programming Consultant), Gleb Kholognykh/Sumarok, Eljay, Silxs and AnakimLuke.

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TRUCK gratefully acknowledges the support of our members, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development. This exhibition is made possible thanks to partnerships with Shelf Life Books, Village Brewery, and Cloverdale Paint.




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