Untitled Contemporary Art: +15 Window
Exhibition: April 8th – May 31st, 2016
Reception: Thursday May 19th, 2016, 6PM - 7PM
Followed by drinks at The Palomino (109 7 Ave SW)
Guests of UAS receive a %15 discount on food and drinks.
Through the use of appropriative text, video, and objects, MOTIVATION/MOVEMENT reveals an abstract investigation into socio-economic patterns of capital. An homage to the work of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, MOTIVATION/MOVEMENT gives physical form to philosophical thought, animating The Body Without Organs and the Desiring Machines of the human unconscious.
“Society constructs its own delirium by recording the process of production; but it is not a conscious delirium, or rather is a true consciousness of a false movement, a true perception of an apparent objective movement, a true perception of the movement that is produced on the recording surface. Capital is indeed the body without organs of the capitalist, or rather of the capitalist being. But as such, it is not only the fluid and petrified substance of money, for it will give to the sterility of money the form whereby money produces money. It produces surplus value, just as the body without organs reproduces itself, puts forth shoots, and branches out to the farthest corners of the universe. It makes the machine responsible for producing a relative surplus value, while embodying itself in the machine as fixed capital”. (Deleuze, Guattari pg. 10)
Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1983. Web.
About the Artist:
Brian Wennerstrom is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. He has participated in group shows in Vancouver and Calgary and is currently an employee at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary.
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Visit Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window:
Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts)
+ 15 Walkway
205 8th Avenue SE
Available for viewing during Arts Commons' regular building hours.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
About the +15 Window:
The +15 pedestrian network is a system of above-ground walkways connecting commercial and public buildings in Calgary's downtown core. A series of display windows in the +15 walkway in Arts Commons, located at 205 8 Avenue SE, are used as exhibition spaces by local arts organizations. The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Stride Gallery, Alberta Printmakers, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, The University of Calgary Fine Arts Program, The Alberta Craft Coalition, and Untitled Art Society program these spaces throughout the year. +15 Window exhibitions are in place for a period of two months and are viewable during Arts Commons’ regular building hours.
These exhibition spaces are open to all emerging and pre-emerging artists with an emphasis on showcasing site-specific installations or small bodies of work. The Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window promotes artistic excellence in emerging contemporary art and emphasizes the increased outreach opportunities of this highly visible space. Receptions are held in conjunction with other artist-run centres with drinks to follow at a local pub. Artist fees are paid for +15 Window exhibitions.