The Affective Pull

Affective Pull

The Affective Pull
July 24 – August 2, 2018
Gallery Hours: Every day 12-6pm
Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9pm & Performance at 7.30pm
Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St, London

The Affective Pull, a curatorial project by Brody Weaver, consists of both an installed group exhibition and an exhibition publication running parallel to the installed work. With The Affective Pull, affect theory is combined with curatorial studies to consider how allotment, closeness, and proximity can produce contingencies and meaning beyond a singular experience, bordering and bleeding into factors of participation and collectivism.

Participating artists:
Mateus Butterwick
Tess Davey
Maddy Irons
Brittany Moore-Shirley
Alexis Nanibush
Lynn Park
Monica Joy Peeff
Angie Quick
Beatrice Shilton
Chyrssa Tassopoulos

Excerpt from the exhibition publication, The Affective Pull: Tightening the Space of Relations: “To say that artwork functions as social interstice is to say that artwork creates a certain form of sociability that fits into the overall system, but suggests forms of relation that are outside of the normal modes of communication within the system. It brings people together in a way that would not normally occur; it aligns polar experiences and asks what can be learned; it provides affirmation and representation for experiences often left to the margin; it reminds us of the validity of intersubjectivity, of difference, of sameness, and of being together.”

Satellite Project Space is a dynamic partnership between four significant London, Ontario, arts institutions: Fanshawe College, Museum London, Western University and McIntosh Gallery. The mandate of Satellite is to provide a flexible space for new and temporary projects, collaborations, and experiments in the arts and culture.

DaveyDetail of Mom by Tess Davey, personal objects in a wooden display case