David Tomas Projections, 2006-2011

Date(s): Nov 9 to Dec 14 2013

Exhibition

Detail: Tony Conrad, Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009 (2009-2010). David Tomas, 2009

Opening
Saturday, November 9 at 5 pm

History is in the details. History is always in the details. They configure history by providing it with a tangible infrastructure and micro-texture. History’s paradoxes are also to be found in its details, which can often reveal the presence of contradictory data and ‘significant’ absences embedded at different thresholds of visibility. These paradoxes and, in particular, the locational/dislocational tension between a ‘negative’ presence and ‘positive’ absence gives history its double phantomatic status and allure.

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Detail: Tony Conrad, Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009 (2009-2010). David Tomas, 2009

Born in 1950, David Tomas is an artist and an anthropologist whose multimedia and photographic works explore the cultures and transcultures of imaging systems. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has also written articles on the cultures of imaging systems, the history of cybernetics, cyborgs and contemporary art practices.

er.uqam.ca/nobel/dtomas

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard

Photo credits: Josée Brouillard