Lossy Life and Keepsakes : 640 480's Grand Gestures

McKay, Sally. Lossy Life and Keepsakes : 640 480's Grand Gestures. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2007.

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Abstract (English)

"For all the absurdity of this project, 640 480 has managed, momentarily, to divest video of its contemporary, boggling, experiential context. We are given a moment of detachment and discernment, a chance to look at the medium of video as a curiosity. In our current murky context, such brief moments of clarity may be one of the greatest services that art can offer. Many great thinkers — George Grant, Ursula Franklin, Marshall MacLuhan — have written about the insidious powers of technology to form to our thoughts and behaviours. As 640 480 member Jeremy Bailey says, “Technology is pushing in one direction and as artists we want to push back. Technology needs a purpose, a context. If you can do without it, you should.”" -- p. 4 of document.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: McKay, Sally (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: 640 480 (Collectif)
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Lossy Life and Keepsakes : 640 480's Grand Gestures
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 6 September - 13 October 2007
Keywords: VIDEO; INTERMEDIA; EPHEMERALITY
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 22:57
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 00:03
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31775
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