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Sprint to the finish with Recorded Routes

NSACD's Victoria Manzer combines exercise and art in personal installation piece.

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Victoria Manzer's Recorded Routes
  • Victoria Manzer's Recorded Routes

Wind through your hair, sun on your face, feet on the pavement and those lovely endorphins---it's no surprise that recreational running inspired Victoria Manzer. "Health and wellness has always been a really important part of my life and I wanted to relate that to my art practice," says the NSCAD student of the six-month-long project. Manzer collected video, audio, images and tracked her running routes in Calgary, Halifax and Rhode Island (where she attended the Rhode Island School of Design on exchange) to capture her perspective of the exercise for both her brain and body. The result is a multimedia installation that includes a 17-foot strip of data-inspired jacquard weaving hanging in a closed circle over vinyl mapping. To complete the "experience-based piece" you'll hear footsteps, passing traffic and even the crunch of grass all taken from Manzer's runs.

To April 16, Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD), 1891 Granville Street

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