The Mind’s Eye

The Mind’s Eye – a site-specific collaborative video installation – was exhibited at the Factory Media Centre from December 9-23, 2016. The Mind’s Eye focuses on what we ‘see’ in the world versus how we see it in our minds, and the disconnect that exists between ‘reality’ and how we process it internally. Through looking into our eyes, audiences were treated to the DAV(e) Collective’s mental imagery, insecurities, fears, and the dark depths of our psyches.

” … we are not just looking at a scene from outside; we are always in it. People, you might say, are biological sensing devices, placed in an infinitely complex three-dimensional environment. What we see, subjectively, is always related to what we are interested in … the eye is attached to the mind.” — Martin Gayford, writing on David Hockney

The DAV(e) Collective would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

In August 2016 the DAV(e) collective was selected by Hamilton’s Woman Abuse Working Group (WAWG), a coalition of 20+ agencies working to end violence against women, to facilitate an art project for women who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence. We led the women who participated through the creation of mixed-media collages, and with their permission, filmed the process. The resulting artwork and our short documentary video were exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery in December 2016.

This project was created by the DAV(e) Collective on behalf of WAWG Hamilton, with project support from the Ontario Women’s Directorate.