Last Friday I went to 99 Sudbury to check out the Hermann & Audrey exhibit as part of this year’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The show featured the collaborative works of photographers and artists, including: Steve Carty, Elicser, Che Kothari, Javier Lovera, Scott McIntyre, Jalani Morgan, Simon Rojas, Shingo Shimizu, Skam and Cory Vanderploeg.
About The Exhibit
Merging photography, illustration, large format printing, video and motion activated technology, the 5 collections explore the context in which we see a subject and explore the festival theme: Marshall McLuhan’s technological take on the Gestalt theory of Figure and Ground.
To watch the stop motion video of Skam creating the “Toronto” mural, CLICK HERE.
As part of the exhibit, Che Kothari produced a series of “Flip Books” to highlight the step-by-step process in creating these various works of art. If you weren’t at the show, don’t worry, you can watch the Elicser video HERE.
Above is a look at the 12 video portraits that resemble “Living Photographs” as shot by Steve Carty. These “Moving Pictures” grab the observer with mesmerizing eye contact nearly impossible to break, their smiles creating smiles, their stillness creating tension. Each video portrait reveals the subjects own personality, with the entire installation completing itself as a whole.
For more info, please visit hermannaudreyexhibit.com.
Event photos by Jonathan Kates.
Previously: CONTACT – “Long Division”, CONTACT – Jalani Morgan x Shingo Shimizu