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Trinity Square Video

401 Richmond Street West

#121

Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

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Ben McCarthy is a sound and installation artist, among
other things. Working alongside visual artist and game
designer Jonathan Carroll (of performance art collective
Tough Guy Mountain), they bring together sound design
and virtual reality to document the self-narrated stories
of workers directly impacted by the policies and budget
cuts undermining the most marginalized among us,
including social workers, nurses, sex workers, temporary
foreign workers, and hotel workers.

In the VR helmet, a user will see a number of human
figures circulating, and hear a sound track of disparate
voices and musical texture. Ambiently hovering over a
form will invite the subject to step forward, accompanied
by her chosen objects, and to deliver elements of her
interview. The 3D-scanned body will be expressionistically
animated to develop elements of the interview and the
sound design. The work raises questions about how we
know and access the working subject in the context of
an encompassing capitalist technological ecosystem.

OPENING RECEPTION
April 25, 7-9pm
Trinity Square Video

EXHIBITION DATES
April 25-May 5
Trinity Square Video
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 12pm-6pm

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