On the 40th anniversary of May 1968, the Belkin Art Gallery presents three exhibitions that address aspects of that revolutionary decade. Audrey Capel Doray was a pioneer in multimedia, interactive and digitally based art when she produced Wheel of Fortune in 1968 and Electronic Seascape in 1969. This exhibition will also include a selection of Doray’s paintings as well as a multimedia work called Pic-A-Mix by her late husband Victor Doray.
Wildflowers of Manitoba is a multimedia performance installation by Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob. The work was featured at the 2007 Montreal Biennale. It consists of four short films and sound presented in a furnished geodesic dome. The films show four young men living off the grid in a survivalist camp on the shores of Lake Winnipeg during the summer of 2006. The loosely scripted scenes establish a naturalist idyll seemingly removed from contemporary life.
Holly Ward’s 2005 work, called Radical Rupture, is an installation that incorporates a recording of a 1967 speech given by Herbert Marcuse in London, “On Liberation from the Affluent Society” as the sound track for a projection of an erratic starry night.
Audrey Capel Doray, Electronic Seascape, 1969.
Mixed media sculpture.
Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob. Wildflowers of Manitoba, 2007.
Holly Ward, Radical Rupture, 2005.
Canada Council for the Arts