PDA PROJECTS x ART ENGINE PRESENTS "DISCHARGE // KANNON 999" FEATURING ALASKA B
PDA PROJECTS & ART ENGINE PRESENTS
DISCHARGE // KANNON 999
FEATURING A SOLO EXHIBITION BY ALASKA B
We invite you to our opening party for our June Exhibition, "DISCHARGE // KANNON 999", a solo show featuring a video Installation by ALASKA B.
THURSDAY JUNE 4 7-11pm
There will also be two different limited edition risograph prints available for purchase. Editions of 20. 17 x 11. Bagged and Board. Printed by the wonderful folk at Paperpsuher (T.O.) For pre-orders please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org a provide us with your name and telephone number.
This exhibition is a co-presentation with Art Engine.
ABOUT ALASKA B
alaska B (b. 1984) is a musician, artist, animator and audio engineer. She holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Studio Arts from Concordia University, and a Post Graduate in Computer Animation from Sheridan College. Her work as a record producer, illustrator, electronic artist and musician with the collective she co-created, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, has earned 2 Polaris Prize Nominations (2012, 2014) and 1 Juno Nomination (2014). She has performed on many stages, including Buddies In Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival (Toronto, 2012), All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK, 2012), NXNE (Toronto, 2012), SXSW ( Austin, TX 2014), Austin Psych Fest (Austin, TX 2014) and Primavera (Barcelona, Spain 2014).
As one who transgresses boundaries of race, gender and sexuality, I have always fallen between the cracks. Once I fell into that place, even grew comfortable with that space, I became invisible and the darkness gave way to nothingness. But then, returning like flickers of light, the dim glow of Saturday morning cartoons brought life to these inner cosmos as I rebuilt the universe by memory. Tears of compassion filled the oceans as the ghosts of animated frames sailed those seas, buoyed by the winds of the subwoofer’s fanfare. Gods of fighting games, entangled like baroque paintings, share drinks of 150 pokemon blended into an ambrosiac slurry. Bodhisattvas darken the sky like a plague of Valkyries, their Mecha glistening in the dim sun. A Cultural Revolution is under way, a terrifying new frontier that stands to very much destroy all tradition. This monochromatic world is my Pure Land, and so my hand is guided to rebuild that Land in our own world with paper, light, and sound. In the words of Amitābha Buddha: “Solely by making you say the Nien-Fo in abundance, I can make bits of rubble change to gold”.
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