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Jason de Haan & Anton Vidokle at Esker Foundation to August 27, Calgary

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Jason de Haan: Oh for eyes! At night we dream of eyes!

Jason de Haan, Geyser Sustaining Alien Tropicals, 2011. Image courtesy the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.

Jason de Haan, Geyser Sustaining Alien Tropicals, 2011. Image courtesy the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.

May 28 – August 27, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, May 27, 6-10pm

Calgary-based artist Jason de Haan has developed an interest in proposing and undertaking projects in which particular environments, natural conditions, and massive time scales complete, animate, and determine his multidisciplinary practice. The work most clearly deals with fleetingness, vulnerability, and the fragility of the natural world in a way that considers the limits of human perception and influence. The tangible traces of the monumental passage of time, like the interval it takes light from the most distant stars in our galaxy to reach earth – a staggering 3.8 billion years – or the polishing of a stone from thousands of years of touch, are evidence that we are merely a twinkle in a larger and longer conversation.

Anton Vidokle: The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun

May 28 – August 27, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, May 27, 6-10pm

The second film of Anton Vidokle’s trilogy on Russian cosmism looks at the poetic dimension of solar cosmology of Soviet biophysicist, Alexander Chizhevsky. Shot in Kazakhstan, where Chizhevsky was imprisoned and later exiled, the film introduces Сhizhevsky’s research into the impact of solar emissions on human sociology, psychology, politics and economics in the form of wars, revolutions, epidemics and other upheavals. The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun aligns the life of post-soviet rural residents and the futurological projects of Russian cosmism to emphasize that the goal of the early Soviet breakthroughs aimed at the conquest of outer space was not so much technical acceleration, but the common cause of humankind in their struggle against limitations of earthly life.

Esker Foundation

4th Floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E.
Inglewood, Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 0H7
Tuesday – Sunday 11 to 6
Thursday – Friday 11 to 8
Monday CLOSED

http://eskerfoundation.com/exhibition/upcoming/

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