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MRI POOL SAIL
A THREE-PART IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
MRI is an immersive video installation where the viewer becomes both witness and participant to the private experiences of a woman inside a magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) used to detect, among other things, the early stages of breast cancer.
The viewer becomes central to the installation: intimately connected through sound to the woman on the screens above them, they themselves are being considered by the other viewers seated around the edges of the gallery. The viewer is being watched.
Using video, dance and architecture to create a visceral experience, MRI is bold, speaking to the confinement, rage and grief felt inside MRI.
Naomi Jaye has a flair for cinematic scale, unconventional storytelling and striking visual execution. Her debut feature film THE PIN opened in theatres across North America to rave reviews, The New York Times declared, “It is almost bewildering to think what this first-time feature director could build with a larger budget.”
Naomi’s first large scale immersive video piece MIRIAM’S WORLD was installed at York University’s Transmedia Lab and heralded as a “stunning achievement”. Her video installation practice is strongly influenced by her roots in theatre design.
Alumnus of the prestigious TIFF Studio, Torino Film Lab, Berlin Talents, TIFF Talent Lab, her second feature film The Incident Report, financed by Telefilm Canada, is currently being packaged and set to shoot in the summer of 2022.
Naomi continues to explore installation and expansive cinema at Queens University where she is completing a PhD, and is a lecturer at Ryerson University.
Born and raised on beautiful Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island), Molly Johnson (she/her) creates body-based performance, films, and texts that propose alternative ways to be inside late capitalist society.
Her work has been presented at dance: made in canada, PS: We Are All Here, SummerWorks,
Dancemakers, hub14, the Cape Breton Regional Library, and Halifax Fringe Festival, among others.
A Dora Award-winning dance artist, Molly has interpreted the work of artists including Susie Burpee, Nova Bhattacharya, Marie France Forcier, Sabina Perry, Riley Sims, Heidi Strauss; spent a decade of summers dancing in public spaces with Dusk Dances; and danced for Montréal’s Le Carré des Lombes, performing the work of Danièle Desnoyers internationally from 2010 to 2017.
Recent projects include what remains, an evolving live art work with Tina Fushell and Meredith Thompson that looks to map the impact of encounter. Molly is a wedding officiant and petsitter in the space between.
David Nguyen Cinematographer
Lorenzo Savoini Production Designer
Emmanuel Albano Editor
Kurtis Leon Baker Producer
Petek Berksoy Project Manager
Anna Olejarczyk Content Strategist
Merve Ercan Social Media
Orçun Ercan Social Media
Plan Your Visit
12PM – 5PM
Thursday November 4th – Sunday November 7th
Thursday November 11th – Sunday November 14th
Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON.
Please use the North York Blvd.
Note: Video content contains nudity and sensitive material not suitable for children
You must present proof of full vaccination along with official government ID upon entry. You are considered fully vaccinated if:
At least 14 days have passed since your second dose of an approved two-dose vaccine.
At least 14 days have passed since you received an approved single-dose vaccine.
You can download your vaccination receipts from the Government of Ontario’s vaccine booking portal. Alternatively, you can use the official immunization receipt you received when you got your final dose.
Additional information on the Province of Ontario’s vaccination requirement can be found here.
All visitors must bring and wear a mask at all times while on the premises in accordance with Toronto Public Health.
All visitors and staff must maintain a distance of at least two (2) metres at all times.
Headphones: The headphones required to experience the installation will be fully sanitized between every single guest, prior to and following each performance.
The high-touch surfaces in the installation area will be sanitized regularly.
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