Refusing to make a scene is a video installation with a screen, three maquettes and a video projection. When viewers enter the space, they will encounter a screen/sculpture hanging from the ceiling. The projection on the screen is distorted and fractures in the mass of fibers of the screen. Upon further investigation of the space, they will realize the image on the screen is based on the three maquettes hiding in the back of the gallery. They are three miniature theatre stages animated with motorized movements, lights and projection. The theatre are fictional spaces based on my apartment.
*Documentation from exhibition: Refusing to make a scene, Galerie B-312, Montréal, November 20th - December 19th, 2009.

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Pavitra Wickramasinghe

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Pavitra Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Montréal. Her practice is inherently multi-disciplinary and explores conventions of seeing. She is preoccupied with new ways of conceptualizing the moving image and experiment with stop-motion…


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Pavitra Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Montréal. Her practice is inherently multi-disciplinary and explores conventions of seeing. She is preoccupied with new ways of conceptualizing the moving image and experiment with stop-motion animation, sculpture and video. Pavitra uses the installation context as a strategy where the viewer occupies the filmic space rather than being physically removed from the work. Her work attempts to draw the viewer in through curiosity, intrigue and a sense of wonder while hovering between experiment and play.

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