ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marcia Huyer is an installation-based artist living and working in Toronto. She received an MFA from the University of Victoria and an AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCADU). Huyer has been the recipient of an SSHRC grant as well as other awards. Her work has been shown in festivals and public institutions across Canada.
Artist link: http://marciahuyer.com/
ABOUT THE PIECE: NEGOTIATING +/-
consists of 150-180 opaque white plastic bags which inflate and deflate at various times. Each bag is inflated by its own fan and positioned closely together with the overall shape of the installation corresponding to the shape of the skylight above. Each bag will inflates to 40 inches high by 30 inches wide. Every bag is attached to a circular plywood base with a fan inserted. The base sits a few inches from the ground. The inflation and deflation of each component is controlled through a micro-controller using a variety of data sets. This is similar to the controlling of an LED matrix, but rather than LED lights turning on and off the fans turn on and off, inflating and deflating the bags in a variety of patterns and sequences,
ABOUT CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area -
As an artist-run, non-profit biennial organization focused on contemporary art in public spaces, CAFKA is unique in the world. CAFKA’s biennial program of exhibitions in the public spaces of the Region makes available the experience of contemporary art to everyone, animating our public spaces and helping to generate conversations and reflections about the community we live in, and the community we want to be.
CAFKA link: https://www.cafka.org/
Biennial link: https://www.cafka.org/cafka18/recognize-everyone