A&BCollective (Jess Aylsworth & Jon Booth), Ottawa In One Room, Ottawa School of Art; Room 303, 35 George, ByWard Zone

A&BCollective (Jess Aylsworth & Jon Booth), Ottawa In One Room, Ottawa School of Art; Room 303, 35 George, ByWard Zone

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Projectors, at either ends of the room, projecting videos through panels of translucent fabric hanging from the ceiling, suggesting memories of moving through Ottawa. They appear on & penetrate through the panels creating a 3D space of intersecting videos appearing on the panels & the viewers.

Transforming the space from a singular room to a network of past & present spaces coexisting in our memory-scapes. We are used to seeing videos in a 2D manner. We aim to expand upon the concept of three-dimensionality but with a more immersive approach.

Our goal is to encourage viewers to interact with the work & suspend their disbelief to relate the images to their own recollections. By moving through the space viewers also influence other’s experiences by altering the viewing surfaces. Interacting with the space, viewers will hopefully collectively expand a single perspective of Ottawa into a hybrid composition. We would love to include some of your videos, visit the website to find out how.

.Jessica’s art integrates drawings and textiles to explore concepts of memory & identity. Jon uses prerecorded sound bytes from his past & reconfigures them into unique sound pieces. We first collaborated for last year’s Nuit Blanche & found we worked well together. Memory plays a key role in both our art. By combining our respective mediums we create multimodal installations to engage the various senses, visual, auditory & kinesthetic. By creating an immersive experience the viewer is not passively viewing but actively experiencing & engaging with both the work and the concepts. We’ve been trying to explore the concept of how memories act as lenses influencing our perception, and how we can visually manifest this idea.

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