Erika DeFreitas
It is now here that I have gathered and measured yes.

May 4—June 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2:00—5:00pm
Co-presented with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Often working with staged objects and performative actions across disciplines, Scarborough-based artist Erika DeFreitas’ new body of work explores intuitive processes and their representation as extended ways of knowing. Influenced by 19th and early 20th century spirit and occult photography, It is now here that I have gathered and measured yes. employs camera and cameraless photographic techniques that recall photography’s important role in the heyday of the Spiritualist movement. Used as a tool to both prove and demystify paranormal activities, the spirit photography and séance documentation of the time perform a multitude of positions on belief, disbelief, and desire for something to exist beyond linear time and the material plane.

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