Pulse Interval

August, 2010
Video Installation


MediaNet and Open Space present Pulse Interval, a media arts exhibition featuring work by Jamie Drouin (Victoria), Andrew Forster (Montreal), Farheen Haq (Victoria) and Azin Seraj (Oakland).

  • July 23 – August 14, 2010

Pulse Interval
Farheen Haq (Victoria), Azin Seraj (Oakland), Andrew Forster (Montreal) and Jamie Drouin (Victoria)
Opening Friday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
Artist Talk Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

MediaNet and Open Space are pleased to present Pulse Interval, a media arts exhibition featuring work by Jamie Drouin (Victoria), Andrew Forster (Montreal), Farheen Haq (Victoria) and Azin Seraj (Oakland).

The term pulse interval refers to the gap or interval between regular or intermittent signal waveforms such as the sounds made by bats as they navigate the night sky. The exhibition Pulse Interval proposes that technology and human movement act as navigational aides in forming an interiorized local knowledge of place or identity. The artists in this exhibition investigate the nuances of how we mobilize habits of movement, technology, and data to navigate and inhabit our geographic, psychosocial and political locales.

Sound artist Jamie Drouin’s work HUM is an investigation into the ubiquitous hydro power grid boxes situated in every neighbourhood, and the ever-present sounds they introduce into the environment, creating artificial undertones to our experience of the outdoors.

Andrew Forster’s work spans installation, performance, dance, new-media and projects for public space. Duet is a pas de deux, choreographed from media footage of the gestures of teenaged suicide bomber Hassam Abdo as he was diffused by Israeli police.

Farheen Haq’s artistic practice investigates the body as a site of struggle and performance as a way to activate space. Endless Tether is an intimate gesture between two people, expanded to the scale of landscape. The simple exchange of cloth is wrought with political, sensual and meditative qualities.

Azin Seraj’s installation contact is a voyeuristic  look at the moments of tension that result from capturing passersby with the camera. Curious glances turn to uncanny stares as strangers turn to look at the camera – hypnotic, intimate moments with people we will probably never see again. contact is projected in Commercial Alley, near Bastion Square, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. every evening.

http://www.openspace.ca/node/975