Video Pool Media Arts Centre Exhibition Series
As a part of Video Pool Media Arts Centre's 2018 Media Arts Residency year-end, they are hosting an exhibition of:
Toby Gillies – Home Tropics August 16-31
Home Tropics is an experiment in botanical preservation and video. It has been an exercise in translation, an attempt to capture a living object – a dandelion plant, using visual digital-media and to reconstruct it in physical space using sculpture and video projections. The project has been an investigation into the awkwardness of this transition and into the everyday redundancy of using digital media to create an experience readily available just out the front door.
Toby Gillies is a visual artist and art facilitator in Winnipeg, Canada. Toby’s practice is rooted in experiments in drawing and collage – encompassing work in digital animation, ceramic, sculpture, and social practice. The act of meandering and discovery is always present in Gillies’s work. He works intuitively, constructing and deconstructing themes and images as they dictate, giving form to the search and development of concepts.
Toby is the Studio Manager at Art City, a not-for-profit community Art Centre in Winnipeg’s inner city dedicated to providing people of all ages with high quality art programming, free of charge.
Toby is the Artist in Residence at Misericordia Health Centre. Since 2011, he has been working on visual art projects with a diverse population of older adults, many who live with dementia and/or other physical and cognitive disabilities.
In an average day, Toby will spend his mornings making art with older adults, his afternoons making art with children and his evenings working on creative projects alone or with his friends.
Zorya Arrow – Sleep & Spring August 16-31
Sleep: This is when rest happens…when no change happens.
And, where is the rest in the waking?
Spring: Destruction and renewal is all around.
Relentlessness? What does it mean to move through the day?
Artistically, Zorya Arrow has a tendency toward making dance, theatre, and film focusing on human politics. She likes to direct things and has created over ten original performance works, being presented by Company Link, Young Lungs Dance Exchange, and Nova Dance Collective. As a performer, Arrow just finished on set acting in Lasha Mowchun’s independent film Scopophobia, and was seen in Theatre Projects Manitoba’s A Short History of Crazy Bone and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ Flesh + Machine this past season.
Arrow holds an Honours degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre and Film from the University of Winnipeg, in affiliation with The School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program. In addition to receiving Video Pool’s New Artist In Media Art Fund, her film works have screened independently, as well as at The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, WINX, and abroad. Arrow is spending her summer playing Opheila in The Knavish Hedgehogs’ production of Hamlet for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, editing, and being outdoors.
POOLSIDE Gallery (221-100 Arthur Street, 2nd Floor)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
The Artspace Building is wheelchair accessible by elevator, from the west side entrance at King Street and Bannatyne Avenue.