Crack in the Case
- Artist: elsewhere collective
- Medium: Multimedia Installation
- Project Type: Independent Projects
- Neighbourhood: Downtown
An immersive investigation of projections and reflections allows audiences to peek at the entangled heart of the dialogue on display.
Toronto Metropolitan University, The Innovation Studio at The Creative School
- Address: Room 222, 110 Bond Street
- Public Washrooms: Yes
- Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
- Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
- Advisories: Loud Noises Strobe Lights
- Content: Loud noises, Strobe lights
Building upon a larger body of work that utilizes a material language of projections, sheer ribbon, frames, portals and mirrors, “Crack in the Case” interrogates concepts of framing and dialogue through a poetic lens. Disrupting conventions of inside/outside, reflection/projection, origin/destination, the installation employs framing devices that set in motion distinct moments of transformation, be they temporal, spatial, or emotional. A structure of frames and two-way mirrors encases an intricate interweaving of two fragmented ribbon screens, in turn revealing and concealing the transforming tapestry created from intersecting audiovisual projections in dialogue. The audience is invited to investigate the multimedia installation from multiple angles and approaches as it shifts and transforms before them, offering drastically varying perspectives in relation to the viewer’s position. As the audience makes their way around the case, they will discover moments of rupture within its perceived boundaries, creating opportunities to take a closer peek and to perhaps cast themselves within the frames of the conversation on display.
Elsewhere, an emerging artist collective, brings together independent practices in the fields of painting, film, installation, and architecture to interrogate the intersections of space, image, narrative, and emotion. Materially working through reflections of the built environment, interior and political landscapes and human perception, each work is approached as the temporary coming together of many different parts.