Video Installation, HD-Video/Animation projection, found, natural and handmade crystals, glass, found metal object, electronics and light, Electronics by Darsha Hewitt

This video installation incorporates a video projection of a sea at night, a sculpture of a ship and a timed light. A light that turns on at certain moments of the video simultaneously reveals a ship and projects its shadow on to the same screen as the video and momentarily erases it. The video of the sea is made with animation and found footage. The sails of the ship are made using a laser cutter to cut intricate lace like patterns on to paper and the body of the ship is made with found objects, crystals and glass. The ship is based on British tea-clippers used to transport tea from Sri Lanka to Europe.

EXHIBITION HISTORY:
2013 -Time Machine, FOFA Gallery, Montréal [solo show]
2013 -Maison de la culture de Villeray--Saint-Michel--Parc-Extension, Montréal [group show]
2012 -[Dé]-territorialité – mémoire des déplacements. Centre d'exposition l'Imagier, Gatineau [group show]

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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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