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  • RED DEER COLLEGE LIBRARY College Blvd Red Deer, AB, T4R 0M3 Canada (map)

Solo Exhibition by Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton. Curated by Caroline Loewen

Part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX)

From the series: Because even under the cover of darkness we are haunted by the past

From the series: Because even under the cover of darkness we are haunted by the past

From TREX: "The impetus behind socially engaged art is often a concern with generating and restoring social connections through a shared creative experience. Meaning is not prescribed by the creator of the work but comes about through viewer response, participation and collaboration. One of the goals of the work is to create an active viewer who will be empowered by the experience and go on to impact their own social, political and environmental reality.

Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton’s work is based on participation that is physical rather than merely symbolic or critical. Art is not defined as something set apart but as something that it is entangled with everyday life. The viewer is encouraged to actively contribute to the exhibition through collaboration, story-telling, the creation and re-creation of like-minded works.

The varied projects represented here include unconventional forms of civic participation, explorations of memory and the potential of storytelling, ways for connecting with the built and natural environment and an opportunity to create possible futures through creativity and exchange. The exhibition consists of three parts – two series of framed 2D artwork, broadsheets documenting a past project and potential future iterations of that project and an installation that encourages a participatory response." 

One of the pieces in the show, Because even under the cover of darkness we are haunted by the past was created in collaboration with Bryce Krynski.