This walk in a room at the Arts Court, which is accessible to wheelchairs.
Ottawa in One Room,
Jessica Aylsworth & Jon Booth
Fabric, ink, video projection, & sound
Ottawa in One Room is an experiential installation that invites the viewer into a whimsical space filled with glimpses of Ottawa projected onto floating panels of translucent fabric, which combine and re-combing as they overlap and the panels move with the air currents. The viewer is able to move through this hybrid space of memories to see all the different projections and drawings. While moving through the space, viewers also put themselves into the scenes as images project onto their bodies and their shadows fall into the next image.
"Our goal is to encourage viewers to interact with the work & suspend their disbelief to relate the images to their own recollections. By moving through the space viewers also influence other's experiences by altering the viewing surfaces. Interacting with the space, viewers will hopefully collectively expand a single perspective of Ottawa into a hybrid composition. We would love to include some of your videos, visit the website to find out how."
A video of the installation can be viewed here.
The installation will be available for viewing on Saturday from10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and on Sunday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. One or both of the artists will be on hand to answer questions at the following times: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday (May 3) and 10:00 am - 12:00 noon on Sunday (May 4).
The installation is on view in the Library Room at the Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.
Jessica is a multi-media artist. Her work focuses around drawing and fabric, but has increasingly been blending a wider range of mediums and genres, weaving together drawing, fabric, photography, projection, sound, etc.
Jon is self-taught sound artist. He has created pieces ranging from orchestral arrangements to piano rags to more abstract sound compositions.
Although we work in very different mediums, we both like to explore the concepts of memory and identity in our own works. By combining our mediums we create installations that engage the various senses thereby creating an immersive experience where the viewer is not passively viewing but actively experiencing.