TRANSART STUDENT ANNA BINTA DIALLO PARTICIPATES IN GALLERY SHOWING
Anna Binta Diallo, a student at Transart will be involved in a showing at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba beginning in October. The show, Lone Creator, is “a curious attempt to display the individual in the whole of the society and their loneliness amidst it. Collectively focusing on the role of the artist in their lone hours spent in creation, these five artists, who have rejoined since their art studies in Winnipeg ten years ago, will bring you their vision.” For more information, see the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s website. In addition, Anna Binta has also launched her new website: www.rtzndesign.com.
TI ALUMNA JUDY MAZZUCCO PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Judy Mazzucco, an alumna of Transart, is participating in a group show at the Gallery Bergen in Paramus, NJ, entitled Sandy: Artists Respond to a Once and Future Superstorm. The show is open from October 1 through December 4, 2013, with an opening reception on October 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, which is open to the public. For more information, see Gallery Bergen’s website.
SIMON POPE SCREENED MEMORY MARATHON IN LONDON
Transart’s external examiner, Simon Pope recently hosted a screening of his recent film Memory Marathon at the prestigious Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. More information on the event:
Memory Marathon is an 80 minute film of a large-scale participative event in which artist Simon Pope walked a 26 mile marathon route through the five London boroughs that went on to host the 202 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Pope completed his journey in the company of over one hundred local residents in an unbroken relay. Each participant contributed a personal recollection from Olympic history, before passing the ‘baton’ of the microphone to the next person.
Continuing a series of trademark walking and memory projects by Pope, Memory Marathon is a unique collective undertaking that celebrates the enduring importance of personal memories.
Following the screening artist Simon Pope will be present for a Q&A.
To coincide with Simon Pope’s Memory Marathon, there is a screening of A Clockwork Orange on 3 September.
Memory Marathon was conceived and produced by Film and Video Umbrella, commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority and funded by the London Development Agency and Arts Council England.
ALUMNUS FREYA OLAFSON PRESENTS HYPER_.
TI alumnus Frey Olafson recently presented her piece Hyper_. at the Asper Center for Theatre and Film, University of Winnipeg. “This new work exploits the dimensionality of the performers body in relationship to the immersive screen, moving seamlessly between 3D and 2D representations of corporeality. HYPER_ inherently becomes a site for expanded choreography where bodies and disembodied technology mix. The performers physique is dissected and transformed, disappearing and merging with the stage and screen. Animated by a series of transformations, layered and colorful, the body becomes a dreamscape. HYPER_ deploys an intriguing combination of Lo and Hi technology to create stunning illusions and features lighting design by Hugh Conacher”
KHALED HAFEZ OPENS SOLO EXHIBITION
Khaled Hafez, alumnus of Transart, recently opened the solo exhibition Berlin Chromosome at the Galerie Naimah Schuetter in Berlin.