Discipline & Plug-In

09/16/15 – 10/15/15

Exhibition presented in conjunction with Art POP Festival 2015:

Clairwill dreams of a perpetual system of” “air conditioning, BRAND NEW (not refurbished or reconditioned) and of [a] renowned brand.” “She declares, ‘What I would like to find is the perfect” “ductless mini-split air conditioner […], available ‘in stock’ [and for] immediate delivery,” “the effects of which would be perpetual, even when I myself do not act, so that there would not be a single moment of my life, even when I was asleep, when it would not” “control airflow and humidity levels to prevent excess heat and cooling, as well as useless running, therefore increasing comfort and eliminating energy waste” “to such proportions that it would provoke” “the perfect temperature, anytime,” “and that even after my death its effects would still be felt.’”

Dan Vogt (b.1989, Kitchener, Canada) graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in 2014. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include Casino Gallery (Hamilton, ONT), FOFA Gallery (Montreal) and 0dx (Berlin, Germany). Vogt currently lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario and will be attending the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna class of Julian Goethe in Fall 2015.

Thea Govorchin’s (b. 1986, Vancouver, Canada) current works reveal an interest in eroticism. She believes in the obscene as a primal notion of human consciousness, and has particular concern for pleasure, online perversions and the animated woman as stereotyped sex-object. She works in media including painting, objects and video. She has recently shown at Ellis King (Dublin), la Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (Paris) and Galerie Division (Montreal). She studied Studio Arts at Concordia University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Arts visuels at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (Switzerland, 2016).

Connor Olthuis (b. 1990, Toronto, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. He was awarded the program medal for his thesis work in the department of Integrated Media at OCAD University. His practice explores themes of branding, networks and infrastructural processes. Olthuis works with kenetic and static sculpture, print, video and photography. He has exhibited in Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal.

Documentation by Kevin Leung-Lo: