Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

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Performances

GTA24 Live: Hypericin Yellow Movie, Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger

Friday, May 31, 2024
 | 7:30 pm
 | Free

Join MOCA at 7:30 pm on May 31 for Hypericin Yellow Movie, presented by GTA24 artists Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger. Hypericin is a phytochemical produced by the flower St. John’s wort. Extending on the themes of their installation, DNCB — which can be seen in GTA24 — this performance by Husain and Schroedinger relates flowering substances to health, light, colour, film and video. Special guest and AIDS activist Darien Taylor will join them in an experimental TV talk show set.

This performance is part of MOCA’s Free Friday Nights powered by Scotiabank. Free tickets can be obtained ahead of time or at the door–register in advance to reserve your spot.

About the Artists

Oliver Husain (b. Frankfurt, Germany) is an artist and filmmaker. His projects are often collaborations with other artists and friends, and often begin with a fragment of history, a rumour, a personal encounter, or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages, technical experiments, and visual pleasures—such as dance, puppetry, costumes, special effects—to animate his research and fold viewers into complex narrative set-ups. Recent projects include The Beauties of Lucknow, a site-specific installation commissioned by Massey College (Toronto) and lenticoolers (with Malik McKoy) at Susan Hobbs (Toronto).

Kerstin Schroedinger (b. Trier, Germany) is an artist working in performance, film/video, and sound. Her historiographic practice questions the means of image production, historical linearities, and the ideological certainties of representation. She researches the coinciding histories of industrialization and film, and her works and curatorial practice are often collaborative. Schroedinger’s works have been screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Forum Expanded at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival, Wavelengths (Toronto), mumok (Vienna), and have been exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial, MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge), Photo Cairo, nGbK Berlin, and Kiev Biennial, among other places. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Darien Taylor has worked in HIV/AIDS since the early 1990s at local, regional and national levels. She co-chaired the treatment activist organization AIDS Action Now!, co-founded Voices of Positive Women, the Ontario organization for women living with HIV/AIDS, and was one of the editors of Positive Women: Voices of Women Living With AIDS (Toronto, Second Story Press, 1992).

GTA24 Live & Screening Programme

Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24) showcases 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives from or with a connection to the region. The exhibition is accompanied by a Live Programme, with newly commissioned performances, and a Screening Programme, featuring exclusive film presentations delivered at Paradise Theatre.

See all upcoming events, here.

Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger, Hypericin Yellow Movie, rendering, 2023. © and courtesy the artists.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7
Canada

Director's Council
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