The Post Holocene: A Virtual ExperienceMarch 10, 2020
Curated by Greenwood UTM members Anila Wahid and Alexander Cameron, The Post Holocene: A Virtual Experience debuted at the Trashion Show 2020. Inspired by the Blackwood Gallery’s 2018 art festival The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, this exhibition explores the “Cenes”. The “Cenes”, cames adopted to understand the geological shifts driven by human activity were used as prompts for submitted work; Anthropocene, Anthrobscene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene, Homogenocene, Growthocene, Plantationocene, and Plasticene.
The exhibition exists in a virtual gallery (powered by Artsteps.com) and showcases work by students across Canada in collaborative collage and Photoshop.
Wrapped in a comfy yet paranoid affect, repaired through symbols and madness alone, Remy Bargout (University of Ottawa) wanders a trail-ridge of conviviality, genuinely delirious and uncertain, slinging an uncured ration of art. Remy is a young octopus, fiending many footholds to stay fabulous, feral, unfound, and forever un-fooled by the fiction and fantasy of a tank.
Hannah Evans (University of Ottawa) is an artist working with paints and analogue photographic processes, exploring themes of intimacy, loss, and indefinable truths. Hannah is a humble snail, always moving and always at home.
Timothy Martin (York University) is a poet and grad student who wants to let the sun inhabit the mucky, junked corners of the city. He is a pigeon staring longingly into the brilliant void, while rusted trusses steal his weight above a flavourless dark.
Andrew Phillips (University of British Columbia) is an educaator, organizer, researcher, writer, and social practice artist, exploring the entangled relations of human and natural systems. Andrew is a common loon who feels most happy and at home seimming in the still morning waters of a great lake.
Born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa, Helen Wu practiced art throughout her life. Her practice became specialized during her high school career at Canterbury Arts High School. We is currently a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Enrolled in the specialist major in Visual Culture and Communication and a minor in Education Studies, she often takes studio art courses at Sheridan College. A majority of her artwork challenges social issues, specifically interactions between humans and the environment. Helen Wu hope to communicate a new lens of viewing these ideologies through her creations.
The full virtual exhibition The Post Holoscene: A Virtual Experience can be viewed online here.