Video Screening with artist Sarah Jane Gorlitz
July 24, 2012 – 7pm to 8:30pm
Sarah Jane Gorlitz, participant in the Summer Institute, will present her video practice made in collaboration with Wojciech Olejnik (under the name Soft Turns), in the form of a screening of a number of their stop-motion animation videos.
Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik have been making collaborative video installations since 2007 under the name Soft Turns. With simple means their work considers the relationship between the real and the imagined, the intimate and the unfamiliar. They have exhibited widely in Canada and internationally: with recent solo shows at Center Clark (Montréal), Stride Gallery (Calgary), Paved Arts (Saskatoon), YYZ (Toronto), Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and in group exhibitions at Videobrazil 2011 (São Paulo), Alternative Now (Wrocław), and InterAccess (Toronto). Gorlitz holds an MFA from the Malmö Art Academy (2011) and an Edstandska Fellowship from Sweden (2011-12). Olejnik, (MFA Universtiy of Waterloo, 2002), often writes about art, and has recently published exhibition texts on artists Munan Øvrelid, Maja Nilsen and Lauren Hall, among others, and contributed reviews to Friezeblog, Canadian Art, and C Magazine. They have received numerous awards and grants including The Stauffer Prize for Emerging Artists (2008) and a Canada Arts Council residency in Paris, France (2013).
This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.