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Virtual International Exchange: Joshua Vettivelu

Virtual International Exchange: curated by Nabeela Vega

Geared towards creatives with an interest in experiential and performative works, VIX is an on-going online & IRL Art exchange of virtual performances with the intention of fostering intimate interactions between participating artists & viewers.

Performative works have been exhibited across platforms- includingPeriscope & DfbrL8r, now Mobius, Inc. hosted by interdisciplinary artistPhilip Fryer

Join us this Monday for PULSE by Toronto-based artist Joshua Vettivelu-

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PULSE (ongoing)

Strangers are asked to sit facing each other while a specially made microphone is placed over their hearts. The microphone will amplify both heartbeats, externalizing their intimate internal rhythms. The simultaneous amplification eventually makes it difficult for the participant to differentiate their heartbeat from
the other. In an attempt to bridge the distance skin affords us, Pulse’s soundscape becomes the place of forced intimacy, anxiety and reflection.

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Joshua Vettivelu is a Toronto-based artist working within sculpture, installation and performance.

Nabeela Vega is a South Asian gender/queer media artist with an interest in creative organizing. 

Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist's impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.