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OCAD University

Absolutely Free

Grégoire Blunt - Berlin, Germany
Emmy Skensved - Berlin, Germany
Lili Huston-Herterich - Toronto, Canada
Aryen Hoekstra - Toronto, Canada
Lorna Mills - Toronto, Canada
Matthew Williamson - Ottawa, Canada


Discorporate means to leave your body. The term was coined by Frank Zappa in 1968 in the song “Absolutely Free” and is the basis for OCAD University’s 2014 exhibition. Currently there exists an epoch where one can discorporate via digital bodies. This phenomenon is apparent when Googling oneself, sharing A Look Back movie on Facebook, or posting a selfie. Viewers are invited to unbind their minds and contemplate the present, where reflections no longer exist in a mirror, but in the glow from technological devices.

Absolutely Free includes works from six international contemporary artists using immersive light, sound, film, video, .gif and sculptural installations. The works are linked through the use of light and moving image, developing unique and interactive environments that will accumulate matter or deteriorate over the duration of the night.

Contemporary artists situate the audience in moving image, sculptural installations and light that range from soothing to abrasive, comforting to lewd


OCAD University

100 McCaul Street (Enter at Butterfield Park, south end of 100 McCaul Street)

This project is both indoors and outdoors.