Technologies of Perception Themed Commission Residency

Trinity Square Video would like to welcome eight artists in residence working throughout the summer for the 2015 themed commission: Technologies of Perception. This year’s theme asked artists to produce new work that investigates the entanglement of perception, materiality, and technology.

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John Boyle-Singfield

John Boyle-Singfield is a Canadian born artist based in Montreal. His work primarily manifests a society in which the effects of technology and late capitalism have been absorbed into our bodies and altered our vision of the world. Within these transformations, complex systems of behavior arise. A depiction of this human entropy forms the base of his practice, questioning relations of power, language and memory in a society where attention-economy is the driving force. He is interested in banal forms and everyday objects, especially when they incarnate the new speed of identity-consumerism, and become art when they renounce their likeness to the living.

Serena Lee

Serena Lee was born in Toronto and has lived, worked, and exhibited internationally. She holds an MA in Fine Art from the Piet Zwart Institute in the Netherlands, and Associate Certification in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada. Until recently, Serena worked with migrant domestic workers and modernist furniture in the UK; currently, she is based in Chinatown.

Jenn E Norton

Jenn E Norton is an interdisciplinary artist often using stereoscopic interactive video, animation, installation, sound and kinetic sculpture, working intimately with technology in a DIY capacity, marrying intuitive and formal processes.   Compositions of disjunctive imagery are bound together in post-production to render familiar landscapes, objects and activities, strange in order to open new dialogues, reframing longstanding expectations. Often performative, the work exists within liminal states where oppositions intersect.


Zeesy Powers

Zeesy Powers is an interdisciplinary artist who works with performance and rules. She is based in Toronto.


Soft Turns

Soft Turns (Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik) have exhibited their video-centered installations widely in Canada and internationally. Their work has been recognized by the Edstrand Foundation, the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Councils for the Arts, and the latter also awarded them the Joseph Stauffer Prize (2008) and a Paris Residency (2013).


Jessica Vallentin

Jessica Vallentin’s practice is site specific, reacting to environments through exploring methods to engage the body and create non-visual experiences. Common themes within her works include the use of olfaction, explorations in public performance, and elements of socio-geographic research. She is based in Toronto.


Daniel Waldman

Daniel Waldman is an artist residing in Maple, Ontario who has been working mostly in video and performance since June 2009. Prior to making videos, Daniel was a member of the now-defunct internet art collective #spamfm. Daniel’s videos are overwhelmingly low budget and made using the cheapest possible equipment.


Tobias Williams

Tobias Williams is a Toronto based artist and educator. His work is concerned with exploring the historic and contemporary relationship between technology, culture and creativity. His art practice is primarily based in print and digital media.