23 July 2016 11am
Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, will have special opening hours as part of JOUEZ @ Big On Bloor Festival. The gallery will be open from 11am until 10pm on Saturday 23rd July and from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 24th July.
Special Screening: Saturday 23rd July 2016, 9.30PM
In partnership with Trinity Square Video Mercer Union will present a screening of recent video work by artists Bridget Moser and Jon Sasaki at the corner of Bloor and Dufferin on Saturday night at 9.30PM
Jon Sasaki Ru be Goldb erg Mach ine, 2014, HDV, 50″
Jon Sasaki Serious Vocalists Attempting an Unserious Party Trick, 2013, HD video, 9’55”
Bridget Moser Asking for a Friend, 2013, Video, 9’56”
Jon Sasaki Hang In There, 2012, HDV, 2’48”, silent
Bridget Moser is a Toronto-based artist who works predominantly in performance and video. Her work occupies the territory between prop comedy, experimental theatre, absurd literature, existential anxiety, intuitive dance, Dr. Phil transcripts, the internet, etc.
Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and fun. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error
Image credit: Jon Sasaki, Serious Vocalists Attempting an Unserious Party Trick (video still), 2013.