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Exhibitions

[FINISSAGE] In the Middle, a Chimera

DATE & TIME
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

The Milieux Institute

WHERE

Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Room EE 11.725

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

Please join on on Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m. EST at The Milieux Institute (11th Floor, EV 11.725) for the official closing party for In the Middle, a Chimera, as well as the closing for the exhibition element at the Milieux Institute.

The evening will feature live demonstrations of games and installations, as well as a live performance by Alexandre Saunier and Marc-André Cossette.

Milieux cofounder Chris Salter and his partner Anke Burger will also use the opportunity to say farewell to dear colleagues and friends before their move to Switzerland. Everybody is welcome!

No reservation is required; mask wearing will be mandatory, and social distancing will be maintained during the event.

The exhibition will be open as of May 5 (some artist exceptions) from Monday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

In the Middle, a Chimera considers how new, breakthrough technology developed under the veil of capitalism inevitably bends to its whirling, maelstrom pull (sometimes despite more communitarian originary intentions): the goal of this exhibition/project is to envision and develop community-oriented futures where this pull is redirected towards mutually beneficial relationships, and ways in which we might undermine or re-conceptualize these technologies to not only nurture ourselves but our surrounding ecosystems and environments.

FEATURED ARTISTS

10TH FLOOR (Floor maps will be available on site)

  • Tricia Enns | Narrative Debris: Mapping with pulp, debris, electronics, and many hands
  • Megan Stein | The Yellow Wallpaper – Sensory Implications
  • Andrew Rabyniuk | A representational disassembly of the practical machinery for a conditional technicity in material relations (Leclerc Artistat 36” four-shaft jack loom I, II, and III)
  • Marie-Christine Larivière, Anne Boutet, & Audrey Coulombe | Moving Boundaries
  • Vanessa Mardirossian | A Spectrum of Local Colours
  • Etta Sandry | Pathways
  • Malte Leander | When in Shade
  • The Solar Media Project: Isabelle Boucher Alex Custodio Janna Frenzel Michael Iantorno Idun Isdrake Malte Leander Fenwick McKelvey Robert Marinov Bart Simon Don Undeen Edith Viau Christine White Lee Wilkins
  • Patrick Seemann-Ricard | Exposed Façades
  • Melina Campos Ortiz | Abolissons les tropiques: An ethnography of snow in three blog entries
  • lee wilkins | void
  • Natalia Balska, Brice Ammar-Khodja, Maurice Jones, & Idun Idrake | Sensing field.
  • Brice Ammar-Khodja | The Cycles of Attraction
  • Steven Sych | Oceanic Theremin, a Triptych
  • Minecraft and Modernity Student Research Cabal
  • Scott DeJong | Lizards & Lies

11TH FLOOR

  • Ora4Art (Debora Alanna & Bora Bodur) | Poetics as Psychogeography
  • Puneet Jain | Ethnographic collaboration with a machine-learning algorithm: an epistemological intervention
  • Idun Isdrake | Ravens Ice
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