For the August showing in Closet Gallery, Montreal artist Hailey Guzik will share a multimedia installation in the closet called Handle Me.
21-25 August, 2017 from 10-6 pm EST
AvaSlip (@gl.tchb.tch) is a concept, not a person. By examining the notion of internet alias’ through the lens of “Glitch Feminism,” she deconstructs the presentation of online bodies. The act of “glitching” serves to fabricate an alternate reality, where conceptions of social media are dissociated from their contemporary uses (communication, self-presentation, etc). This installation transforms AvaSlip’s online internet presence into a physical manifestation, where her character is challenged through material and digital acts of construction and destruction. The deliberate “glitching” of images and objects aims to harness a moment of disruption in order to provide an alternate way of thinking about online personas.
Hailey Guzik is a visual artist with maritime roots working in Montreal, QC. Her multidisciplinary practice in painting, drawing, sculpture and video shows an interest in material exploration in relation to individual perceptions of inhabited spaces and surrounding environments. Visit her website here.