by Amanda Pignotti
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART
February 4 – April 1, 2012
the blackened architectural layout of the exhibition facilitates frustration, subtle panic and anxiety
By Amanda Pignotti
As visitors walk toward the blackened room of the E-Gallery located on the UTM (University of Toronto at Mississauga) campus, sound before sight entices the crowd. One by one, visitors unconsciously emerge as “listeners” of a work of art, prior to becoming the “viewer”. Intimidating and boisterous tones stampede out from the E-Gallery, drawing in curious yet skeptical listeners before the piece is even seen!