OPENING Thursday JANUARY 17, 6 - 9PM
JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 28, 2013
keeping with his ongoing investigations into the mapping of altered
states, Transcendental Capacity brings together a selection of Jeremy
Shaw’s recent photographic and video works.
a Kirlian camera – an out-moded 1960’s scientific-cum-mystic device
which electrocutes an object in order to capture an image of it’s
magnetic field, or ‘aura’ – Shaw has recorded a series of experiments as
the basis for testing the profound effects of music. While listening to
various songs from pop history that are thought to have ‘transcendent’
qualities (through headphones, in the dark), the artist photographs his
index finger (by placing it directly on Polaroid film on the camera’s
copper plate surface and receiving a shock) in order to monitor their
visual effect, if any, on his aura.
Shaw’s work has recently been on view at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (solo);
MOCCA, Toronto (solo); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (group);
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (group). Upcoming exhibitions include
Autocenter, Berlin (solo); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (solo);
Mass MOCA, Massachussetts (group); GAK, Bremen (group).
Sarah Macaulay & Co. Fine Art 293 EAST 2nd AVENUE @ Scotia, VANCOUVER, BC