Nik Forrest Wild Intimacy

Date(s): Aug 7 to Sep 4 2018

Residency

Nik Forrest, View of the piece Picture for Listening presented as part of Faire des histoires, VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine, 2015. Photo: Paul Litherland

What is the nature of our perceptual contact with the world, and how do we attune to our shared environment? Since 2010, my creative practice has explored ways to bring into awareness that which is ordinarily imperceptible. The title for the work at OBORO, Wild Intimacy, refers to the unpredictable relations between light and sound that proliferate throughout the ecology of the installation.

Light emanates out from the screen to touch the sound, and sound moves around the space sometimes appearing to come from the image, sometimes from other sources that reach back towards the image. The projected image hovers on the wall like a floating screen, not fully fixed in one position.

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Nik Forrest, View of the piece Picture for Listening presented as part of Faire des histoires, VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine, 2015. Photo: Paul Litherland

Nik Forrest is a visual and media artist, born in Edinburgh and based in Montreal. Their practice includes drawing, installation, and sound. They are best known for their short experimental videos which have shown at festivals, galleries, and museums throughout North America and Europe.

Interview by ffiles radio with Edinburgh-born, Montreal-based visual & media artist Nik Forrest leading up to their Wild Intimacy exhibition at OBORO for POP Montreal. Their practice includes drawing, installation, and sound.