kontort project space
BRANDON A. DALMER

[1318] NARINA

MAY 6 to JUNE 3

Brandon A. Dalmer, [1318] NARINA, digital video (still).

Brandon A. Dalmer, [1318] NARINA, digital video (still).

ARTIST STATEMENT:

[1318] NARINA is an installation project that probes the zombie lie of the moon landing hoax. This is a continuation of an earlier project, Crisium, which chronicled the journey of a fictional spacecraft and the enviable monotony of space travel. [1318] NARINA pokes and prods at the notion that the moon landing was filmed on a soundstage, under the direction of Stanley Kubrick, and acted by Neil Armstrong. Apparently, prop rocks exist to substantiate the story! To this end, the kontort project space has been transformed into this soundstage, and everything contained within the space is part of the images seen on the television. [1318] NARINA is inspired by the 1877 novel Off on a Comet by Jules Verne. – Brandon A. Dalmer (2017)

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 5 p

Brandon A. Dalmer will be in attendance. For more information, please visit our Facebook event page.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Dalmer (b. 1984) is a multimedia video and installation artist, and occasional curator living in Toronto, ON. He earned a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and has participated in exhibitions and residencies across Canada and internationally. He has been involved in a number of artist-run organizations and curatorial projects aimed at the incubation of emerging artists; such as: The New Gallery, The Whitehouse, 8-11, The Roundtable Residency, and M:ST, in addition being one of the founders of the 809 Gallery in Calgary. His practice is based within the scientific method, exploring themes of impermanence, the way images are made, the relationship humans have with expanding technology, decaying memory, and the passage of time. Through research and process based projects, his work aims to contextualize scientific theory into both multidisciplinary visual and narrative work.

 

Dalmer currently is part of the Wreck City Collective and the VJ duo VIDEOMANCY.