Time: Friday 7:30-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30-4:30pm; Saturday 10-12am; Sunday 2-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES
City of Origin:  Toronto, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass


The premise of this project is to activate a database of parts in a lyrical syntax and generative circumstance creating a new whole. Borrowing from popular tools of divination (tarot cards/fortune cookies) as a means of game, and perceptual pathology tests (Rorschach test) as narrative association, I am exploring how narrative voids are filled by cueing the natural potential/desire to find logic within the obscure.


Divination is defined as “the practice of seeking knowledge from outside sources.” This project will contemplate the slippery concepts and questions regarding metaphysical uncertainties, fragmentations of knowledge and the phenomenological boomerang of narrative projection within a collaborative and interactive context.


Tracy Van Oosten is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the Internet. Using the moving-image within immersive contexts, her research focus is the affective relationship between bodies and mediums, both as conduits and networks, embodied and entangled, hosting the currents and maelstroms of feeling.

Tracy received her MFA from Concordia University and works as a part-time instructor at Brock University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and screened at festivals internationally.


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