VPN to IRL curated by Tak Pham

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March 31 – April 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 7-10pm

Curated by Tak Pham

Ronnie Clarke, Marlon Kroll, Sophia Oppel, Tommy Truong

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VPN to IRL explores how our virtual relationships mediate our perception of reality, and the role of technology in contemporary living. Through four unique media and installation projects, the exhibition transforms Xpace’s gallery into a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that will extend the Internet experience beyond the common visualization of data on computer screens. The artists will immerse the visitor’s body within a web of connections, where constant experiential feedback among them will construct a new reality. The visitor’s engagement and navigation through exhibition will question the ethics of the Internet, and examines its collateral physical consequences.

Presented in partnership with Images Festival.




Xpace acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council for this exhibition.




Image: Marlon Kroll

Documentation by Yuula Benivolski