Opening Reception, 23 January, 2016
23 January - 01 February, 2016
Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada.
Multiformat Multiform was shown at Trinity Square Video, an artist-run-centre in Toronto, Canada. The exhibition was presented as a part of Trinity's inaugural Bachelor's Commission hosted during the summer of 2015.
A Studio Visit, 1960 was shown in the exhibition and was produced during the summer of 2015 as a part of the commission. The video stages a visit to the painter Frank Stella’s studio in 1960 where he produces the paintings Telluride, Ophir, and Lake City. The video gives a glimpse into the hermetic concerns of mid-century Modern painting.
How to see a black monochrome painting whenever you like (Act 1) and Multiformat Multiform (Act 2) were also shown. The two-act project was produced between December 2015 and January 2016. Act 1 follows an interaction between the characters, Human Subject and Canon Vixia. Canon Vixia simulates Human Subject’s sensory experience as he puts on a sleeping mask, respirator, and ear muffs, and in the process, discovers a beautiful black monochrome painting. Act 2 follows Human Subject as he discovers and ceremoniously flays a mid-century Modern painting by Mark Rothko. The remains of the painting are used to fabricate a sleeping mask, respirator, and ear muff inserts, ontologically transforming Human Subject into a mid-century Modern painting.