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The AC Institute? mission is to advance the understanding of the arts through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. It supports and develops projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, sonic, verbal and experiential disciplines. It encourages critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.
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The AC Institute will be unveiling a bi-weekly rotating video project, entitled Flat Out, along with their exhibition and performance calendar. On select Thursdays, the gallery will exhibit a new video work by emerging and experimental artists from around the globe on a LCD screen mounted at the entrance to the gallery. Read full listing…
Ideas of time, temporality and being over the course of the
past century have challenged not only our conception of past, present and future but also the idea that time is necessarily a measured linear construct that always moves forward. Expanding on Heidegger's distinction between time and the temporal, thinkers and practitioners across creative disciplines have sought to present ideas of time that can be static, multi-directional, non-linear, existing only in memory, boundless, and flexible. The AC Institute
invites submissions of video, installations, sound art, text works and
temporary/ephemeral pieces that allow time to be presented in ways that
challenge our conventional notions of time. Read full listing…
‘Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.' Oscar Wilde. This is an open call for a group exhibition. As a means of grappling with the flux of identity, narratives are a necessary part of individual and social constructs. Whether internal or external, narratives define how we see others and ourselves. Which facts construct our identities? Do we have a variety of identities and what makes us change them? Is the identity we display in public different than our private one? What happens if we take an identity of another person? Read full listing…