by Mat Dirjish
Proving once again that art is purely subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yhere’s no accounting for taste, and one person’s art is another person’s you-know what, Naomi Jaye’s latest video art installation allegedly immerses visitors in the private experience of a woman inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Titled “MRI: From Behind the Plexi,” viewers become witnesses to and participants in the private experiences of a woman inside an MRI machine that’s detecting the early stages of breast cancer.
Viewers lie flat on their back on a cot. They hear the sound of the machine and see the woman on the screens above them. Also, other visitors around the edges of the gallery watch the viewer on the cot. Like I said above, one person’s art is another person’s CAT scan.
The MRI exhibit is free and open to the public. Video content contains nudity and sensitive material not suitable for children. Dates and hours are:
- Dates & Hours: November 4th-7th and 11th-14th: 12 pm to 5 pm
- Opening Reception: November 4th, 7 pm
- Location: Meridian Arts Centre, Studio Theatre, North York, Ontario, Canada