The VAV Gallery: Something about Glitches Exhibition

Something about Glitches
“One is not born, but rather becomes a body. And one is not born, but rather, becomes a glitch.” -  Legacy Russel, Glitch Feminism

Do you ever sit so still, that you almost feel your arms float? Or look so intently at something that its very atoms shake and your vision goes blurry?

This collection of work explores intimate dissociation from our new daily lives, stemming from over a year living in a global pandemic. The artists speak to a nostalgia and need for physical contact when stuck in an online everyday. Student collective, HAAL.400., performs on, and with Zoom. Out of sync with each other and embracing the glitch from multiple perspectives.

Madison Strizic, an artist who worked with bread before the pandemic made baking bread a trend, braids challah, it’s remnants, sealed on parchment paper, became Baker’s Monotype (no.2 & no.3).

Louis-Emile Lalonde’s paintings nod to one of the only joys this winter; the snow sculptures in Montreal’s parks, while Alejandro Torres wraps us in a warm blanket, allowing us to daydream about seasons to come.

Florence Pin’s series of words and photographs encourages a sense of familiarity, of nostalgia, a return to a pre-pandemic world. Paired with Marie-Andree Macameau’s Pas de soleil, pas de Marie and Nadia Mariyan Smith’s To See the Earth Before the End of the World, we hone in on the glitch, the snippet of reality in our interconnected, intangible world. A glitch, not revealing another place, but what was already there that had been so long overlooked. 

“I became myself, I found my body, through becoming, embodying, a glitch.”

Text by Chloë Lalonde



Digression Cabaret, H.A.A.L Collective (Heather Reid (she/her), Abi Stushnoff (she/her), Alex Pruneau (he/him), and Louis-Félix D’Amours (he/him))

Intimacy & Casualty, Alejandro Torres

Fleurs D’Août, Florence Pin

I see Faces in the Park, Louis-Emile Lalonde

Baker’s Monotype (no.2 & no.3), Madison Strizic

Pas de soleil, pas de Marie, Marie-Andree Macameau

To See the Earth Before the End of the World, Nadia Mariyan Smith

️ Facilitated by Carolina Larrosa, Julia-Autumn Savoy, and Tyra Maria Trono

️ Design by John Mendoza

️ Web Programmer by Le Lin

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