March 2, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Going to the movies has long been associated with dream and sleep. For the past decade, artist Scott Billings has investigated this connection between cinema and the unconscious through his unique repurposing of the machinery of spectacle: film projectors, television monitors, programmable concert lighting, and IMAX film. Billings will discuss both his past and current artwork, including A Risky Jump, on display in the Gallery’s TechLab.
About the Artist
Scott Billings is a visual artist and designer based in Vancouver. His sculptures and video installations frequently centre on issues of animality, mobility, and spectatorship. Billings holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, a BFA from Emily Carr University, and a BSc in mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He teaches at UBC and Emily Carr as a sessional instructor.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.