Public Intimacies is an exhibition of moving image installations that speak to the boundaries between public and private space. Taking place inside the hotel rooms of the Super 8 in Chinatown (222 Spadina Ave.), the works aim to challenge our notion of domesticity while contemplating themes of intimacy, sexuality, desire and identity.
In the first installation, “From Its Mouth Came a River of High End Residential Appliances” by New York-based artist Jon Wang, you’ll be transported to Hong Kong and taken on a passage through a series of rectangular voids as a disembodied voice meditates on the desire for queer futures. The second installation, “A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted)” by Dani Restack and Sheilah Restack, is a two-way portrait that was composed from a series of intimate and banal excerpts from the artists’ lives together, sending the audience through a looping meditation of bodily encounters.
The exhibition runs this Saturday, April 14 until April 16. It’s open 12-5 p.m. daily and is free to attend.