Ottawa in One Room
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).