Lecture // C2 - CITY HALL LOCATION
NEXT2015 / Quartet in Transit (Q.i.T)
Thursday, December 10, 7:00 PM | FREE
@ C2 / Suite 104 – 800 Macleod Trail SE
Please join us on Thursday, December 10th as Quartet in Transit's NEXT2015 residency comes to an end. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
STATEMENT / We wish to understand whether one needs be “there” in order to experience art. What if what you remember is not what is actually? If we preserve it, does it retain the same memories for the viewer? Things change but we want to keep things as they are right now because it somehow feels necessary now, but to what end?
Even if you’re not here with us physically, you can witness our progress online atRECOVER-ONLY-MEMORIES.NET.
ARTIST BIO / Quartet in Transit (Q.i.T.) is an exercise in collaborative differing methodologies. Q.i.T. has been in transit since 2013, evolving alongside the artistic practices of Jack Michielsen and Teresa Tam. While Q.i.T. was born on the Internet, its physical counterparts are based in Calgary, AB. Jack Michielsen engages in technology as an equal, exploring opportunities to enrich our understanding of each other. Teresa is enveloped in the existential entropy of our relationship with technology, attempting to develop a different understanding of our current claustrophobic conditions. As Quartet in Transit we examine the effects of digital interfaces with human bodies, and explore the excess of deception of these experiences with digital technology.
NEXT2015 / Sponsored by RBC Emerging Artists Project, NEXT2015 is the inaugural iteration of a new annual residency series at Contemporary Calgary. Four artists have been invited to work independently in the upper level of the gallery of a one-month period to produce temporary, site-specific works as part of a continuously evolving group exhibition on the main level, responding to and building upon the work and ideas of previous artists using the space.
In conjunction with NEXT2015. Exhibition continues until January 17, 2016.