From February 03 2017 to March 03 2017
Emily Pelstring (Kingston, ON)
Exhibition from February 3 to March 3, 2017
Opening Friday February 3, 6pm to 9pm
Scotopia consists of four sculptures that illuminate, both literally and figuratively, various narratives around female empowerment. Using a strategy of myth-collage, the installation seeks to venerate a pastiche of feminine archetypes. Each of the four sculptures functions as a shrine to an archetype, ranging from ancient mythological figures to fairy tale characters and deities. Across the installation, which integrates low-tech lighting effects, campy theatrical tricks, and animation, a new and dream-like fiction is spun through the interrelation of motifs in each sculpture.
* The performance will be a brief experimental electronic music set where the artist transitions between two personae
Emily Pelstring is a media artist whose work spans the areas of installation, performance, animation, and video. Emily’s work has been shown internationally in galleries and festivals, including Transmediale Berlin, Seoul International New Media Festival, Antimatter Media Art Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, FoFA Gallery, PDA Projects, Khyber Centre for the Arts, and Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. She has two ongoing collaborative projects, Inflatable Deities and The Powers, with Jessica Mensch and Katherine Kline. She has taught Media Production at Concordia University and is now teaching in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.