Media Arts Program
 


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and the Department of Visual Studies

Johannes Zits

Performing the Body: A Selection of Video Works by Johannes Zits



Johannes Zits is a Toronto-based artist whose work combines digital imaging, collage, photography and painting to focus on the body and its relations to space. His work intends to draw attention to both the conventional image-making process as well as the ways images from mass media are disseminated and consumed.



Zits's work has been shown internationally in locations including London, Berlin, and Shanghai. In January 2008 he presented a major solo exhibition highlighting his many disciplines at the Centre D'Art Contemporain de Basse Normandie, Caen, France.



At Hallwalls he will present a selection of his video works ranging from documentation of some of his performances to looped video installations and single channel pieces. This event has been organized by the Reading Group on Cultural Studies of Space at the University at Buffalo, with cosponsorship from UB's Humanities Institute and the Department of Visual Studies.

 
 
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