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Annette W. Balkema and Henk Slager use the term hyper-aesthetic to locate the position of the visual arts within image-saturated cultures, where the aesthetic is no longer confined to the realm of the visual arts, but extended to domains such as fashion, design and advertising. The hyper-aesthetic becomes a place or scenario where the visual […]
The annual New Toronto Works Show presents Toronto’s newest innovative, experimental and risk-taking film and video. Curated by Pleasure Dome members Larrisa Fan and Hamansu Desai, this year’s program promises to reveal the hidden and unveil the cutting edge in Toronto’s avant-garde — guaranteed to lift your winter blues. Notes: New Toronto Works Show Curated […]
“As awareness of the how the media environment we occupy affects and directs our inner life grows, some resist. The possibilities of adding pimples to the retouched photo of the face on the cover of America are only now being seen as ‘artistic’ territory. The cultural jammer works his secret in public: the skillfully reworked […]