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Alan Dunning
From September 5th 1996 to October 12th 1996
Rapture - Scattered Bodies

"Rapture – Scattered Bodies" comprises a five hour long, computer – driven digital projection and audio work, objects and hundreds of images of scent molecules grouped on the walls to form visual equivalents of smell landscapes. The work explores ideas surrounding the breakdown of the ego-boundary. Using the central image of a deep-sea diver the work presents a tangle of images and texts to build a synaesthetic world inside the brain of a diver experiencing the ego-boundry breakdown known as rapture of the deep.
-Press release (Optica)

Alan Dunning has been working with complex site-specific installations and artist books for the past two decades, using the computer as a tool for generating images, textual fields and real-time interactive environments. He has exhibited in more than 60 shows since 1980, including solo shows at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Water Phillips Gallery, Banff and Rutgers University, New Jersey and recently at The University of Maryland where is virtual city, The Lost Dimension, was part of the international exhibition, "The Digital Village", which showcased interactive computer-generated artworks. His work Einstein’s Brain will be included in the 4th St. Petersburg Biennale in Russia this fall. He is represented in many collections including The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He currently teaches sculpture, painting, inter-disciplinary and media courses at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta.