October 17- November 14, 2015
Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday, October 17, 12-5pm
Thursday October 22, 7:30pm
Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian
Berlin-based Canadian artist Antonia Hirsch brings her multi-disciplinary project Negative Space to Gallery TPW. Originating from SFU Galleries in Vancouver, the exhibition investigates the interrelation of inner and outer worlds by mobilizing images and objects whose origin ranges from astronomy and contemporary mobile devices to black mirrors of the 18th and 19th century landscape painters. Taking up a history of reflection, Negative Space questions how, through our devices—both historical and present day—we favour the image over the real.
Throughout the opening reception, Toronto-based bassist Aaron Lumley and cellist Nick Storring will be performing Antonia Hirsch’s durational Sounding the Universe. This chamber performance invokes the sonic remnants of the Big Bang with which the universe resonates to this day: a B flat 57 octaves below middle C.