Filiz Klassen & Dan Browne

Filiz Klassen & Dan Browne | Ballroom

Comprised of multiple pre-recorded video loops with a thermal camera, ‘War(n/m)ing’ will suspend the participant’s gaze on the energy exchange between the Gladstone Hotel and the atmosphere around it.

Klassen, an artist/researcher and Associate Professor at Ryerson University and Browne, a Toronto-based filmmaker and artist, merge their artistic practices that involve video and architectural installations to raise awareness of critical issues around climate change and architecture.

Klassen’s body of work merges conceptual architectural ideas, videography and installations within built environments. Her upcoming solo exhibition entitled Snow, Rain, Light, Wind: Weathering Architecture will take place at Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside from November 18, 2009 to January 3, 2010. In 2008, she created and directed ‘Weathering Architecture’, Harbourfront Centre: Hatch, Emerging Performance Projects.

Browne is a filmmaker, composer, photographer and videographer who holds a B.F.A (Hon.) in Film Studies from Ryerson University. His work has been screened within traditional cinematic contexts in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He collaborates on performances, including Weathering Architecture (Harbourfront Centre, 2008), and Reaching For Nothing (The Perimeter Institute, 2008), as well as curating film and multidisciplinary events with The Loop Collective.

Funded by Ontario Arts Council, Interactive Arts Grant, 2009

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