Artist talk with Jinzhe Cui
Jinzhe Cui will be in the gallery this Thursday evening to talk about her show When Dreams Lighten the Reality. Her talk starts at 7:00 pm—don’t miss it!
When Dreams Lighten the Reality in Jinzhe Cui's portfolio
Noxious Sector and Jinzhe Cui
April at Latitude 53: Noxious Sector and Jinzhe Cui
We’re very excited to unveil our next batch of gallery exhibits today, coming up next month. Here’s a little bit about the two shows, running 15 April–14 May.
Of Brains And Magnets – Noxious Sector
At Latitude 53 from April 15, Noxious Sector will showcase a cross-section of their work, including past projects and new experiments. Of Brains and Magnets is focussed on the point where research, speculation, and paranormal folklore meet when discussing the brain and the technological world, subjects increasingly tread by concerned newspaper columns about inconclusive research about the effects of mobile phones on the brain. Starting with performance documentation of their initial experiments with magnets and their own heads, the show includes scientific equipment turned to unscientific interpretations, competition and music, and suggestions of altered consciousness.
Noxious Sector is an ongoing project by Jackson 2bears, Ted Hiebert and Doug Jarvis inspired by Pataphysics, the pseudo-scientific discipline invented by the early modern French playwright Alfred Jarry. Through performances, curatorial initiatives and artistic collaborations, Noxious Sector, “a formalized forum for informal inquiry”, explore the boundary of possible and impossible in works of invented and imaginary scientific research. From 2008, they’ve run the competitive World Telekinesis Competition annually as well as presenting artwork in more traditional settings.
You can follow Noxious Sector’s past exploits on their website noxioussector.net.
When Dreams Lighten the Reality – Jinzhe Cui
In Latitude 53’s ProjEx Room this April, Edmonton artist Jinzhe Cui will create a space to exchange dreams with gallery-goers. Her drawing-based installation project, When Dreams Lighten the Reality invites visitors to participate in her own dreams from her point of view.
For the last three years, Cui has recorded her dreams and has fallen in love with producing art from them. She describes her dream landscape as an “enormous and attractive world” where her imagination flies freely. In her work, Cui carries her dreams over the line between public and private, finding the grounding of their individual moments in the spaces of public life, and returning the images to that world.
Cui has planned an elaborate installation where you’ll be able to participate in the dreamscape of her drawings. We’ll tell you a little more as the date approaches—look out for an update of our main website.
We’ve got some more information coming up soon about the rest of our spring programming. Aside from the Call for Submissions for our Marshall McLuhan show this summer, we’ve got several exciting exhibits lined up, and we’ll be delivering our newsletter with the details to all of our members in a few weeks time. Of course we’ll have more here on the blog too!