Nina Levitt Little Breeze

Date(s): Apr 3 to May 1 2004

Exhibition

© N. Levitt, 2003

In collaboration with Nicholas Stedman

Vernissage on Saturday, April 3, at 5 pm

Little Breeze is an interactive installation by Toronto artist Nina Levitt, in collaboration with artist Nicholas Stedman. A complex piece that examines the ephemeral presence of women spies during World War II, the installation features vintage suitcases embedded with audio speakers and electronics, and a large video projection cont-rolled by a computer running interactive software. Viewers are encouraged to become active par-ticipants in the gathering of (audio) information and the decoding of (video) images. Using the suitcases also temporarily transports users into an experience of migration and dislocation.

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© N. Levitt, 2003

Nina Levitt is an artist working in photography, video and new media. Her work has shown across Canada, in the US and the UK, and has been widely published and reviewed. Recent shows include The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture (Vancouver Art Gallery 2001-03), Finding Camp X: 

Contemporary Considerations of an Enigma (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2002), The Young & The Restless (A Space, 2001) and Pool (Harbourfront Art Gallery, 2001). 

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