Jenn E Norton's Tesseract is available for viewing through October 2011 at the Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Thursdays and Fridays 4 - 7 PM; Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 5 PM. A closing reception will take place at the Communitect Hub on Friday, October 28 from 5 - 7 PM.
The geometric shape of a tesseract, which is a cube in the fourth dimension and is elusive to our eyes in the third dimension, is imagined by Jenn E Norton as architectural structures in an urban landscape. Norton positions the viewer within a 3D model of an abstracted tesseract in the 3D animation located at Communitech’s Hive, an interactive immersive environment controlled by the viewer’s gaze. This work draws parallels between how we discern visual art and envisage that which we cannot see.
Tesseract premieres at the completion of Norton’s artist residency with Christie Digital, a collaborator and sponsor of CAFKA. Norton is the first artist to work with Christie Digital in conjunction with CAFKA, a position that will continue in future CAFKA biennial exhibitions.
Jenn E Norton is an artist working with video, installation, sound and kinetic sculpture. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has shown her work at The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre (Guelph), Saw Video (Ottawa), Nuit Blanche (Toronto) and the Nova Scotia Art Gallery (Halifax) among other national and international festivals. Playing with the elastic qualities inherent of digital technologies, Norton engages themes of myth, agency and the opulence of artifice within the construct of spectacle. Norton draws from her eclectic background as a video editor, special effects animator, painter and circus performer to create her highly visual, performative aesthetic.