Beacon

Andrew Buszchak

Light installation

Chancery Hall (3 Sir Winston Churchill Square) and Epcor Tower (10423 - 101 Street). (This installation is visible from a distance.)

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Engaging the existing automated interior lighting systems of various buildings in the downtown core, Beacon programs the lights to turn on and off, broadcasting a slow motion binary code. The message is ambiguous to even the skilled observer: it is unclear whether it is intended as a distress signal or a symbol of hope.

Andrew Buszchak’s work explores systems of belief and exchange; he is interested in how these structures are entwined with the values and customs of contemporary North American society. By manipulating aspects of contemporary life, he seeks a perspective that will help to form new insights on objects and correlations that are often taken for granted.

Buszchak is an interdisciplinary artist working recently in video, print, and exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NSCAD University in Halifax. In 2014, he exhibited videos at Xpace Cultural Centre in Toronto ON and produced a limited edition print to accompany the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers’ spring edition of SNAPline. Other recent engagements with Edmonton’s arts community include his reader series Tuesday Night Book Talk held at Creative Practices Institute, and his collaboration with Émilienne Gervais, Custodial Walk, as part of Park(ing) Day hosted by The Drawing Room.

This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council, and made by possible thanks to the cooperation and support of the City of Edmonton and Qualico Commercial.