Press Review, Canadian Art, June 6 2018
“Into the Woods”
From Ian Wallace’s 1990s Clayoquot Protest series to Leila Suir’s new stereoscopic live feed Forest Breath, “Supernatural” in Victoria reframes B.C. woodlands. By John Luna
Press Review, Times Colonist, May, 2018 by Mike Devlin for “Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest” featuring work by Leila Sujir:
“Artists explore the forests and what lies ahead”
“The junction where technology meets the environment has become an uneasy meeting point in the modern era.
A bygone phrase about ecological conservation — “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time” — would suggest humankind’s need to dig deeper into the biosphere runs contrary to the ecosystem ethos. On the other hand, how do we learn about the environment without studying it?
That’s what a new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is attempting to answer. Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest, which opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 3, is a multi-media presentation that uses videos, photos, and computer-generated images to examine the forests of B.C.”
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Press Review, April, 2018:
Four of FotoFest’s dazzling displays focus on Indian portraiture
By Molly GlentzerApril 13, 2018 Updated: April 13, 2018 6:00pm
Navigating The Body And Landscape: INDIA – Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art
Installation view of Opening Night at FotoFest (2018). Photo Courtesy of: @fotofest_intl and @tomasbachura
‘INDIA – Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art’ will be on view throughout the city of Houston, Texas from March 10, 2018 until April 22, 2018. The curatorial focus is to showcase the contemporary photographic and new media works of Indian artists working through diverse ideas with variant creative outputs. The Biennale presents the artworks of artists living and working in India because it is often marginalized.
Exhibition announcement, May 2018:
Art, Technology and the Forest
May 19, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Twentieth century photography has made an important contribution to constructing the idea of the forest as natural heritage, promoting the beauty of national parks and forest landscapes. However, contemporary artists, drawing on this legacy, and working with new photo-based technologies, are bringing a critical lens to this history of representation.
Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest features contemporary photo and video-based work by artists working in British Columbia who are using technology to consider the idea of the forest as a social and cultural artefact. The exhibition explores how photographic technologies have mediated and shaped our relationship to forests and forest ecologies; and how computer generated imaging and 3D technologies are suggesting the need for a new approach to our relationship with the trees.
Featuring artists Mike Mclean, Trudi Lynn Smith, Ayumi Goto, Dan Siney, Leila Sujir, Ian Wallace, Sandra Semchuk, Carol Sawyer and Kelly Richardson.
*Please note that we will be previewing Kelly Richardson’s The Erudition starting from April 20 in the Founders Gallery.
Kelly Richardson, The Erudition (2010), Installation view: NGCA (UK), 3 screen, 48′ x 9′, HD video with sound, 20 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary, Photo credit: Colin Davison.
Publication announcement, March 2018
Leila Sujir as part of FotoFest:
FotoFest announces the release of a new hardcover book. INDIA/Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art is published in conjunction with the FotoFest 2018 Biennial in Houston, Texas, March 10–April 22, 2018.
At Concordia University, Montreal:
Virtual reality: ‘A dream space that you can walk into’
Elastic Spaces: Stereoscopy, 3D video, AR and VR: