Installed in a large industrial warehouse space, The change of any changeable quantity is an immersive and experimental exhibition of video art by artists Christina Battle, nichola feldman-kiss, Lyla Rye and Heidi Strauss that examines elements of change and instability we increasingly experience as we move ever closer to climate catastrophe. Somewhat unintentionally, these videos each speak to one of the four natural elements, which Ancient Greeks believed were the basis of all matter and were unchanging in nature. In an era of extreme environmental change, the exhibition title draws from the definition of the mathematical symbol (∆) found in the title of Christina Battle’s work that represents the changeable quality of any equation. In the case of the works in this exhibition the viewer is invited to consider the vast possibility of change itself, both in terms of the harm we have inflicted on our natural world and the imperative of recovery we ignore at our peril.
Christina Battle’s fiery video considers the gap between our current crisis and the policies that are needed to create necessary and meaningful change. Lyla Rye’s video of clearcut earthen landscapes is a cross-generational collaboration that uses cellphone footage shot by tree planters and transformed by the artist, through manual stabilization, in an attempt to achieve a technical and metaphoric sense of balance. nichola feldman-kiss takes viewers through a digitally constructed underwater landscape, including icebergs that overwhelm through their indecipherable scale. Heidi Strauss’s video explores invisible presence and absence through airy spaces where the line between outside and inside, solitude and togetherness are inverted.
ARTISTS: adelheid/Heidi Strauss, Christina Battle, Lyla Rye,
nichola feldman-kiss (co-presented with the koffler centre of the arts)
Dates & Times:
Friday October 15th 6pm – 9:45pm
Saturday October 16th 6pm – Midnight
Sunday October 17th 6pm – 10pm (proof of vaccination required during artist talk event from 6-7pm)
An industrial warehouse space located on the north side of Geary just west of Dufferin St. The exhibition is on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible, however it does have an uneven threshold and unfortunately the washroom is not wheelchair accessible. The space is unheated and we recommend dressing for the outdoors.
The exhibition is free and open to the public during the hours above. We have two special events below that are ticketed or RSVP required.
To ensure a safe experience for our visitors and artists both mask wearing and physical distancing will be in effect as this is an indoor exhibition. The number of visitors will be limited and will be admitted as capacity allows. Proof of vaccination paired with a piece of photo ID will be required for events below that have a larger audience capacity.
THE SPACE: 300 Geary Ave. is an industrial warehouse space located on the north side of Geary just west of Dufferin St. The exhibition is on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible, however it does have an uneven threshold and unfortunately the washroom is not wheelchair accessible. The space is unheated and we recommend dressing for the outdoors.
The image above is a video still by nichola feldman-kiss from the artwork: ‘planet species animal human water Agent. in motion on the move in flight of the Earth of the Land of the Ocean her ecology. here and there sea and ice wind and current seed and settlement. (Study for Siren lll)’
300 Geary Ave