Don Ritter (b. 1959) is a Canadian artist and writer who has been active in the field of media art since 1988. His interdisciplinary artworks and writings integrate fine art and digital media with aesthetics and ethics. Ritter’s immersive video-sound installations enable audiences to direct their experiences through body motion or voice, and his live performances and architectural projections present ultra high-definition video controlled by live music or sound. His most recent work includes prints that convey issues of morality as road signs and large architectural projections using the symbolism of substances. Ritter has lived in Berlin, Boston, Edmonton, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Toronto, and currently in Montreal where he works as an independent artist.
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June 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018
WET is a close-up of slow-moving water, occasionally interrupted by water bubbles and splashing.
Water has symbolized various concepts since antiquity, including the first form of matter, birth, everything that exists, and the source and potentiality of everything possible. It was first exhibited as a video/sound installation in 2017 at the Musée d'art et d'histoire Saint-Brieuc (France).
The projection of Wet in Montréal is its premiere in Canada and the first time it is presented as an architectural projection.
Camera : Mitch Martinez
Screening on the facade of President-Kennedy Pavilion
From June 1 to August 22, 2018 (Some exception)
Every day from dusk to 1 am