BIO - ADAM BASANTA
Adam Basanta lives and works in Montreal. His work has been exhibited in various international and national galleries and institutions, such as Carrol / Fletcher Gallery, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur; National Art Centre Tokyo; American Medium Gallery, New York; New Media Gallery, New Westminster; Moscow Biennale for Young Art; Serralves Museum, Porto; Edith- Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg; and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe. Basanta has been awarded several international prizes, including the Japan Media Arts Prize (2016) and the Aesthetica Art Prize (2017). Represented by ELLEPHANT Gallery in Montreal, he is on the Sobey Art Award longlist 2018.
All Weʼd Ever Need is One Another is a mixed-media installation creating images autonomously by self-generating scanning techniques. A continuously running art-factory operating independently of human input. Adam Basanta is an artist, composer and performer of experimental music. “These images I describe are created by two desktop scanners directed at each other, reading the way light hits the glass on their counterpart, the way light emanates from one to the other. The two scanners are fixed one in front of the other, but movement is built into them and reflected on them. They mirror the light conditions in the room where they are set: when you see an abstract pictogram, you could be looking at the moon. Or at the strip of light in one of the scanners. They make landscapes that meld the site and the tool.” – Orit Gat, excerpt from exhibition text
In collaboration with ELLEPHANT Gallery.