Feedback #4: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: February 18-March 8 open on weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the SoCA Gallery, Armouries Feedback:...

Exhibition Dates: February 18-March 8 open on weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the SoCA Gallery, Armouries

Feedback: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts is a recursive series of exhibitions and symposia with a focus on McLuhan’s radical, experimental publication practice. Originally commissioned by West den Haag, Netherlands in 2017, this 4th iteration of Feedback takes place as an entangled exhibition between the galleries of the School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor (17 February – 8 March 2019), Canada and its cross-border partner, the College for Creative Studies, Detroit (16 February – 23 March 2019).

Critical and concerned about the effects of new technologies, McLuhan found hope and even redemption in art’s capacity to catalyse and manifest the as-yet-invisible social and physiological implications of technological transformation. This is evidenced in the radical originality of his discursive language, replete with poetry and puns, and in projects which irreverently transgressed disciplinary conventions and taboos in order to elaborate vital exchanges between the specializations. This exhibition, anchored in archival material from McLuhan’s most daring projects, examines how contemporary artists fulfill McLuhan’s prescription, elaborating the feedback circuit between technology and its social matrix, to generate the techniques and capabilities needed to confront our most urgent challenges today.

Windsor Opening & Public Reception:
1 March 2019, 7-10 pm, SoCA Gallery and Veteran’s Hall – Armouries Building
School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor
Cash Bar

Sound and Light Performance:
Self-Similarity by Wolfgang Spahn
http://wolfgang-spahn.de/doku.php/performance:self_similarity
Multimedia Studio, Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts, 9 pm
Co-curated by Baruch Gottlieb and Marie-José Sondeijker

Participating artists (SoCA-Windsor):

Iain Baxter& (CA)
David Clark (CA)
Willy LeMaitre (CA)
Marshall McLuhan (CA)
Wolfgang Spahn (DE)
Stephanie Syjuco (US)
Angela Washko (US)
Jennifer Willet (CA)

Additional installations:

Video Installation: Who Really Owns the Information? (2019)
By Sigi Torinus, Brent Lee, Iain Baxter&
Veteran’s Hall, Armouries Building, Video loop, 5min

Sound Installation: Bursfelde Resonances, by Martin Slawig
Presented by NOISEBORDER Multimedia Performance Laboratory, Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts

Participating artists (CCS-Detroit):

Iain Baxter& (CA)
David Clark (CA)
Harun Farocki (DE)
Mogens Jacobson (DK)
Marshall McLuhan (CA)
Christof Migone (CA)
Daniel Powers (US) and Lizzie Malcolm (UK)
Reynold Reynolds (US/NL)
Wolfgang Spahn (DE)
Stephanie Syjuco (US)
Angela Washko (US)

Co-curated in Windsor by Michael Darroch
Co-curated in Detroit by Susan LaPorte, Doug Kisor, and Matt Raupp