The QUIET CABARET, curated by Katie Macyshyn, is an evening of very quiet, essentially silent, performances with accompanying soundtracks & streamed audio to be experienced through smartphones and earbuds. The project collapses public performances with private consumption, air guitar with alienation, and exhibitionism with autobiography.
Features new works by Armando Lopez-Bircann, Richie Brown, Miles Forrester, Kirsty Little, Katie Macyshyn, Carolina Mayorga, and Ian McDermott. Step right up ladies and gentlemen, and marvel at the unreliable autobiography of Cher, as told by an impersonator! Endure the agonies of motherhood! Cheer as grown men wrestle in their pyjamas! Be mystified by a phiber-optic phantasia! All this in the shared privacy* of your smartphone!**
Mind Altering Space
Mind Altering Space
A Video Exhibition
As organized by Katie Macyshyn
Psychedelic daydreams and German expressionist nightmares alike convene in the video exhibit Mind Altering Space. Psychokinetic influences can create a world less seen. Seemingly groundless environments are conceived through emotion and perpetuated by the questions of priority and happiness.
Perpetual Self Indulgence Part 2
Video snapshots of the artist's mind, documenting routine, everyday tasks over a 3-month period. The exposed wires and variety of consumer-grade screens add an element of techno-voyeurism to the installation, windows into normalcy, order and conflict in the artist’s everyday life.
Reflection of K. Macyshyn
Each reflection video is made for a specific person. By following hermetic principles of ritualization as a means of manifesting happenings, the video portrait is tailored to invoke ideas in the form of visual poetry. Using both mundane and arcane symbolism, it provides queues for one to focus on as personal prayer. As the translator, I work to develop the reflection's targets and the visual relations to the subject's needs. This particular video ended up as a performance that developed through various stages. The structure of the clip varies with each subject and can take form as a short loop that breathes endlessly like moving paintings or a collage of circulating symbols. The halo like shards act as the artist's signature symbol, representing light and attainable divinity.
Daily Life and Something Odd
In the video "Daily Life and Something Odd," scenes of ordinary things in our lives such as a summer night with bright moonlight, a street with a traffic light, and a home interior with furniture alternate in a slow, melodic pace. Money, as an intruder, breaks the peace and quiet of these ordinary scenes. What would our lives be like without the notion of money? How big a role does it play in our lives? The intruders in our lives could be money, but also could be the obsession that comes with it.
Esther Morris Apocrypha
The archetypal role of the domestic woman is turned on its head when defiance becomes personified. Sexual hierarchy and mild insanity drive violent actions that take place in a womb-like space.
A video featuring a series of performances that investigate the defining power of spaces on prevailing realities. This is executed through the visuality of consumption and regurgitation as it is facilitated through feminine imagery. Phemalia is a reconsideration of judgement and the power of superficiality