Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015: Vivisection project
Installation + Photography + Performance + Light
by Art Babayants, Marina Black, Paul J.Stoesser & Dmitry Zhukovsky
Vivisection is scheduled to run on October 3-4, 2015 as part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche festival.
From 7 pm to 7 am
Admission is free
How does reality get reimagined and archived by our visual memory? How do archived images affect our perception of the past? This multidisciplinary installation/performance explores and amplifies the layered connections between limited vision and fragile memory in unique and complementary interpretations, challenging both memory and perception. The audience’s attention is focused on the fragility and imperfection of human memory and its delicate process of collecting, reinterpreting and indeed obfuscating and our experiences. Vivisection juxtaposes live performance and still archival imagery while allowing the audience to experience both the initial urge for archiving and the interpretive result of it. Stylistically, both the live performance and the still imagery follow the black-and-white aesthetics of classic archival photography.
Press and Interviews about the project
Vestnik.ca [in Russian]
Torontovka.com [in Russian]
And special personal thanks to everybody for making it happen!
Thank-you-postcard by Dmitry Zhukovsky