Doc Now :: Ryerson University Media Arts Festival

DOC NOW is a free media arts festival showcasing the work of graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Documentary Media program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. This unique program was established in 2007 and is the only MFA degree program in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow’s documentary filmmakers, photographers, and new-media artists. The festival presents the final works of twenty-five emerging documentary media artists from June 10 to 25 with additional exhibitions and events taking place in mid-May.

Ryerson University Media Arts Festival
The Wall Unit 
A multi-media installation
by Barbara Greczny
 Beaver Hall Gallery June 10 - 25
29 McCaul St, Toronto, ON
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm
Opening Reception: June 10, 7 - 10 pm

The Wall Unit is a mixed-media, multi-layered installation project inspired by Greczny's mothers death in 2006. The project explores the process of memory in relation to dementia. Challenging notions of public and private, The Wall Unit is an intimate portrayal of this difficult life experience. The use of the actual wall unit that belonged to her mother is the focal point of the installation. With the wall unit isolated off-centre, in a large empty gallery space, the physical viewing environment has the sensation of a strange remoteness surrounding its core, much like the feelings of loneliness dementia patients experience. The wall unit is metaphorically the keeper of memories and the witness to her mothers demise.

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