nicolas sassoon will be exhibiting "INDEX, AVENUE, SKYLIGHT" at Remington Gallery - 108 East Hastings.
INDEX, AVENUE and SKYLIGHT are three monumental animations referencing underground venues in Vancouver BC; the name of each animation borrowing from the name of one of the venues. Each animation uses idiomatic visual elements from Nicolas Sassoon’s practice to evoke the culture and communities surrounding these venues: pixelated pixels, digital moirés and isometric perspective are used to render a multitude of details, objects, textures and fictional elements. INDEX, AVENUE and SKYLIGHT considers the representation of undocumented spaces hosting cultural events on the fringe of legality. The animations are subjective records: they are "drawn" from memory featuring a combination of accurate and imaginary elements. Through a process of recollection and imagination, INDEX, AVENUE and SKYLIGHT manifest chaotic environments looking dated, idealized and ethereal. For this specific iteration, INDEX, AVENUE and SKYLIGHT will be exhibited as a site-specific installation, featuring the animations at a life-size scale through numerous projections.
International and local electronic music producers and djs will also be performing during the event: