STUDIO
 

CHALKING IT UP TO EXPERIENCE

 





Andrew Zealley's "Chalking It Up To Experience"

is a chapter in the new Coach House Press anthology:
Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
paperback, 280 pp, May 2017

for more information:
Coach House Press: Any Other Way


 

VERNAL EQUINOX

 





live vinyl playlist for the first day of spring
Handlebar
159 August Avenue

March 21 2016
ten to two


 

LOVE HANGOVER

 





live vinyl playlist for a loving recovery
Handlebar
159 August Avenue

February 15 2016
ten to two


 

THIS IS NOT ART THERAPY

 





ART, NOT ART THERAPY

THIS IS NOT ART THERAPY is an artist residency/internship program situated in a community-based AIDS organization (CBAO) setting. The program provides a large studio space for practicing artists and graduate level artist-researchers seeking residency and/or internship requirements, or creative experience within a CBAO and the issues and fields of study presented by HIV/AIDS and its intersectionalities -- including race, gender, sexuality, LGBTTI2QQ orientations, ableism, poverty, harm reduction, social justice, biopolitics, queer ecologies, and the social determinants of health.

"My doctoral research project (This Is Not Art Therapy: Artistic Responses to the Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS), through the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, branches from this artist residency/internship program. The program reverberates throughout my research as both a form of activism (in and of itself) and the performative creation of a research field: the CBAO as site of creative expression and arts practice-led research that are not limited to (or bound by) art therapy practices. Conceptualized as a template for CBAOs in general, THIS IS NOT ART THERAPY is developed and stewarded specifically at the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA), Canada s largest CBAO."

Phase 1:
Andrew Zealley aka Clinical Sonician at Disco Hospital
is artist-in-residence at The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)
July 2015 through March 2016

Phase 2:
Studio residencies by Balca Arda, Peter Hobbs, and Tobaron Waxman (November 2016 through March 2017). In each 5-week residency, artists work directly with 3 PWA clients (collaborators) over the course of 4 studio sessions. This phase of the program culminates with the publication of an artist bookwork: This Is Not Art Therapy, This Is Group Work (Disco Hospital Books & Records). The book launches at PWA in fall 2017.

THIS IS NOT ART THERAPY (Phase 2) is funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).


THIS IS ART THERAPY
PWA - 200 Gerrard Street East, Room 303A

the sonician will hear you now


 

BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT

 





Black Light District documents a disturbed cleansing ritual: the solemn pouring of seven litres of India ink on full moon in June 2014. As an exploration of skrying -- a divinational practice using the surface of smoked glass, mirror, or fluid -- Black Light District interrogates processes of ceremonial cleansings in tension with knowledge construction around territories marked by the opaque. Is this knowledge, prophecy, protest, or analytical hoax? A veiled glance at HIV/AIDS, or undetectable? Bloodwork and pipelines; backrooms at the disco; condomless, magnetic. Black Light District pours ink because there is a water shortage. End times and the fortuneteller cannot read a thing for the murk.

Black Light District comprises photography, a dramaturgical video (with audio) in four parts, typography, and bookwork (edition of 50 numbered copies). Large-format photographs include video stills and staged compositions. The stills -- some culled from unused video footage -- imagine the more hallucinatory phases of skrying and specific junctures of oblivion or psychic transformation. The more formal images, like Being and Otherness (pictured), force intersectional meanings of magic, spirit, discoed existentialism, and drugs. Minimalist and slow-paced, the video (15 minutes, 30 seconds) is intended as a map to the ritual; and the divinational properties and imaginings conceivable within the pouring gesture and the turbidity of the ink.

Black Light District is part of TSG: Fall To Pieces
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

June 6 through August 9 2015
Reception: Thursday June 25
Artist Talk: Thursday July 9


 

WINTER SOLSTICE

 







live vinyl playlist for the longest night of the year
Handlebar
159 August Avenue

December 21 2015
ten to two


 

INTERGENERATIONAL

 





Disco Hospital & Disco Delivery present
INTERGENERATIONAL
featuring Tommy D and Clinical Sonician
playing five decades of vinyl

Saturday June 25 2015
The Rivoli Pool Hall, 334 Queen Street West
eight to late


 

CIENFUEGOS

 






Andrew Zealley s video Cienfuegos centres on silence and looping as simultaneous modes of grieving and meditation - the potentials of silence and repetition are both overwhelming and empowering -- Zachary Pearl.

Cienfuegos: a video loop, at Subtle Technologies Festival
May 25 through 31 2015
Performance: Friday May 29
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

EN.MORENO



 

MY OVERLOOKEDNESS

 







DIM THE LIGHTS


 

ANATOMY OF A PROTEST

 




Wendy Coburn: Anatomy of a Protest
October 30 to December 19, 2014
video by Wendy Coburn
sound by Andrew Zealley

RIP Wendy Coburn (June 2015)
I miss your extraordinary courage, artistic prowess, truly collaborative spirit, and friendship.


 

PAR AMOUR/PARAMOUR

 



Par Amour / Paramour
organized by MOCCA and The National Gallery of Canada
work by Stephen Andrews | Robert Flack | Jean-Luc Verna | Andrew Zealley

at MOCCA, Toronto
June 21 through August 17 2014

INFO


 

VISUAL AIDS

 



Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction
curated by Aaron Tilford, for Visual AIDS (New York)
featuring work by AZ

visit the online gallery HERE

Here and Not Here: Things I Can't Say To Your Face
curated by Darien Taylor, for Visual AIDS (New York)
featuring work by AZ

visit the online gallery HERE


 

BEING AND OTHERNESS

 





ENTER


 

VIBRATIONAL CLINIC

 





VIBRATIONAL CLINIC
"The sonician will hear you now."


 

PATIENT FILES

 





an exhibition and mobile clinic at

Greenbelt Gallery
77 Florence Street (Unit 305), Toronto

opening on full moon
January 16 2014, 8 to 10 pm
runs through January 26

gallery hours: wednesday through sunday, noon to 5 pm
information and mobile clinic appointments: greenbeltgallery@gmail.com




 

THE BODY OF OTHERS

 



THE BODY OF OTHERS
a film by Joseph Medaglia
sound by Andrew Zealley
September 2013

VIEW


 

SAFE AND SOUND

 





DISCO HOSPITAL: SAFE AND SOUND
an exhibition by Andrew Zealley
open for beeswax on vernal equinox
March 20 from 6 to 10 p.m.
public welcome
healing through March 31 2013

OCAD University Graduate Gallery
205 Richmond Street West, Toronto
hours and information: discohospital@live.com

Andrew Zealley in conversation with Henri Faberge
OCAD University interview
XTRA Magazine interview




 

DISCO HOSPITAL MOBILE CLINIC

 





open for beeswax
September 2012 through May 2013

Disco Hospital at The 34th Rhubarb Festival
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre and The 519 Community Centre
February 22, 23 and 24, 2013

general inquiries: discohospital@live.com


 

SAY "AH."

 





Say "Ah."
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
September 20 to 27, 2012


 

PEARLMAIDEN

 



Dara Gellman: pearlmaiden
looping video projection installation
sound by Andrew Zealley.
duration: 12 minutes 12 seconds

VIEW installation

Diaz Contemporary
100 Niagara Street, Toronto
January 12 to February 11 2011


 

SONNET 56

 





ANDREW ZEALLEY: SONNET 56 (MUSIC IN FIVE PARTS)

invitational audiowork for Vague Terrain Audio Editions
release: 18 July 2011

voice: Robert Bolton
Tibetan singing bowl and music: Andrew Zealley
composed, recorded and mixed in the sky, 2011
produced by PSBEUYS

SONNET 56 was on view as part of the HIVE group exhibition
OCAD University Graduate Gallery
205 Richmond Street West, Toronto
October 13 to 21, 2011

image: Sonnet 56 Sheet Music (original: H 30.5 cm W 45.7cm 100lb card stock)


 

CIENFUEGOS

 





silent video
duration: 12 minutes 45 seconds

included in the group exhibition Yesterday's Today, Tomorrow
as a component to the Images Festival
XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto
March 30 to April 23, 2012

images: Andrew Zealley: Cienfuegos (video stills, 2011)


 

PRETTY BEUYS

 





PRETTY BEUYS: WINNING
produced by PSBEUYS
words: Robert Bolton
vocal beatbox: Luis Jacob
music: Andrew Zealley
DOWNLOAD this set of five original tracks and receive 3 free bonus mixes
release: summer solstice 21 June 2011
image: Luis Jacob

PRETTY BEUYS: FIVE COVERS
produced by PSBEUYS
5-track EP FREE DOWNLOAD
WIN by David Bowie (1975)
PERMAFROST by Howard Devoto (1979)
CALIFORNIA by Joni Mitchell (1971)
CALIFORNIA by Tupac Shakur (1995)
SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Mark James (1968)
WALK ON THE WIDE SIDE by Lou Reed (1972)
no permission, no nothing
"public image ltd would like to thank absolutely no body, thank you"


 

QUEEN LEAR

 





featuring Massimo & Pierce, Val Denham and Andrew Zealley
arranged, programmed and produced in the sky by PSBEUYS, 2008-2010

QUEEN LEAR: WE ARE A PHONOGRAPH
11-track album STREAM and free DOWNLOAD
release: new moon 1 June 2011

QUEEN LEAR: E PEE
5-track remix STREAM and free DOWNLOAD
release: full moon 15 June 2011

painting by Val Denham


 

I * ORPHEUS * I

 





ORPHEUS
A Graphic-Narrative Poem
ROBERT BOLTON text - ERIC CHAN visuals - ANDREW ZEALLEY music
September 30 2010 at TEDxToronto

performance VIDEO

photography by Riyad Mustapha


 

FAUNUS (A HEALING PLACE)

 





FAUNUS (A HEALING PLACE)
video by Ralph Dunn
sound by Andrew Zealley
duration: 30 minutes

September 2010
Chelsea College of Art & Design, London UK

VIDEO excerpt


 

AA BRONSON SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SHAMANS

 





SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SHAMANS

exhibition soundtrack by Andrew Zealley

January 10 - February 16, 2008
John Connelly Presents, New York City


 

NEW YORK CITY: ONE GARDEN ONE YEAR

 



CHRYSANNE STATHACOS & ANDREW ZEALLEY:
NEW YORK CITY: ONE GARDEN ONE YEAR

DVD
edition of 108, numbered

Six-hundred photographs of a courtyard garden, located on the border of the Chelsea and Greenwich Village districts of New York City�taken by Stathacos over the course of 12 months�look at nature as a cultural mirror for birth, growth, death and decay. Zealley's score—a counterpoint of instrumental and vocal passages, and international site recordings gathered in Florence, New York City and Toronto�serves as a guide to the four seasons. Experienced together, this dissolving audio/visual composite evokes a visual mantra, an observation on change, a year within 18-minutes.



image: Chrysanne Stathacos


 

PSBEUYS

 



FIFTEEN SOUNDS OF THE WAR ON THE POOR VOL.1 (Public Record)
featuring PSBEUYS: 15 BARS AT 60BPM
Ultra-red asks fifteen artists and activists to come up with a one-minute audio recording in response to the question: What is the sound of the war on the poor? The results range from field recordings, re-appropriated sounds, mini-symphonies and spoken rants. Volume 1 features contributions by Alejandra and Aeron, Knut �sdam, Checkpoint 303, Christopher DeLaurenti, Michelle Dizon, Ashley Hunt, Jack Tactic, Anton Nikkil�, Isabelle No�l, Elliot Perkins, PSBEUYS, Jennifer Rarick, Rural Racism Project, Terre Thaemlitz, Ultra-red.
Full-length audio album, including artwork and text, on Public Record:
FREE DOWNLOAD now!


GIANT EAR: IN MEMORIAM, hosted by Todd Shalom

GIANT EAR: IN MEMORIAM is an online broadcast, dedicated to soundwork which addresses memory. The program includes "Farewell," by PSBEUYS. "Farewell" expands on an original sound piece by Santiago-based visual artist Rodrigo Cienfuegos, which is also featured in the broadcast.
free103point9 is a nonprofit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the TRANSMISSION ARTS genre
by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression.
Stream or download the complete program HERE.



RED 76: 72-HOUR NUCLEAR WAR
March 2007
featuring PSBEUYS NUCLEAR WAR SO HIGH

"For a while now we've be working on a project called 72hr. Nuclear War; soliciting contributions of cover versions of the Sun Ra Arkestra song Nuclear War. For the weekend of March 23rd, in homage to the Yippies 1967 levitation of the Pentagon, we will arrange a series of five hand-built radio transmitters around the city of Philadelphia. For the entirety of the weekend we will broadcast the accumulated cover versions that we have received of the song throughout the city for all to listen to as a means of auditory exorcism. As the songs regenerate themselves through the ears, brains, and psyches of the individuals who listen to them we will begin the process of casting out the demons of governmental aggression summoned forth with such vigor over the last seven years. Trust us, it'll work." � RED76.


QUEEN LEAR
produced by PSBEUYS
free album download



BLACK SUN PRODUCTIONS: THE MILKY SMELL OF PHANTOM SPERM (Old Europa Cafe)
featuring PSBEUYS: BLACK LOLLIPOP and PASSING WATER
Black Sun Productions is pleased to release The Milky Smell of Phantom Sperm � full length album of remixes, including two tracks by PSBEUYS: BLACK LOLLIPOP (a composite mix of "Dies Juvenalis" and "Das Gegentiel"), and PASSING WATER (featuring vocals by Lydia Lunch).
OUT NOW on Old Europa Cafe


KIDS ON TV: MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE (Chicks On Speed)
featuring PSBEUYS PNP MIX of BREAKDANCE HUNX
check it here



 

REVOLUTION PORTAL

 



PSBEUYS: REVOLUTION PORTAL

performance piece
laptop + projection

Power Ball 9
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
May 2007





 

LADY DAY PORTAL (I-IV)

 


LADY DAY PORTAL (I-IV)

sound installation
audio program (23 minutes, 120 bpm), silver dust, pin-spot lamps, 2-channel P.A.
part of LADY DAY LORD NIGHT.

Art Metropole, Toronto
Vernal Equinox � March 21 2007





 

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING (2006)

 



NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING (audio installation)

Remastered from Copy No.13 of the original audio edition, this sound work was originally conceived to accompany Robert Flack's EMPOWERMENT series. Re-united with Flack's visuals for the first time since 1991.

The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa)
A DAY WITHOUT ART
Curated by Heather Anderson
November 18, 2006, through February 6, 2007

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING sound installation
Collection: National Gallery of Canada (2007)




Images copyright/courtesy of The National Gallery of Canada


 

PUBLIC RECORD

 



work created in collaboration with Ultra-red and for the PUBLIC RECORD online audio resource





SILENT | LISTEN
Over 25-years into the AIDS crisis... the record is now open.
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
International Performance: August 14, 2006
Featuring Ultra-red, Reena Katz, Scott Kerr, Isabelle Noel, Sandro Perri and Andrew Zealley.
Ultra-red
's decision to occupy major American art institutions is tactical. SILENT|LISTEN reconnects the art world and AIDS activists with memories of when the arts served as a crucial arena - in some communities, the only public space - for open discussions about the pandemic. Despite the current absence of AIDS-related exhibitions the crisis continues, abetted as always by refusals to remember, refusals to mourn, and refusals to act.
Central to this project is a reconsideration of the mission statement of ACT UP: "united in anger to end the AIDS crisis through direct action." In the current proto-fascist historical moment, SILENT|LISTEN invokes affective responses other than rage as constitutive of collective action. The alternative, waiting for anger, will prove politically disastrous in terms of AIDS and the larger political crisis.


THE MINUTES INTERNATIONAL
audio constructions of the minutes recorded during
SILENT | LISTEN
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (August 2006)
featuring ANDREW ZEALLEY: RICHARD KLINKERFUSS AND RICK WADLOW (CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS)
FREE album download at PUBLIC RECORD
includes 7-tracks and all artwork


PSBEUYS: HOW TO EXPLAIN SILENCE TO A DEAD HARE
Included on ULTRA-RED: A SILENCE BROKEN. Full-length album with complete artwork, available online as a free download at PUBLIC RECORD.
"A SILENCE BROKEN sees body music as a site for critical engagement... [the participating artists] are people who are all struggling with their relationship to the history of struggle. We are colleagues in the politics of pleasure and the aesthetics of politics." - Dont Rhine/Ultra-red, XLR8R Magazine (May 2006)
F*uck Abstinence (*use condoms)
Rights + Riots: Sexual Rights For All
Profit + Poverty = AIDS Crisis
Open Borders For AIDS Treatment
Stop The War On Harm Reduction
Housing Is AIDS Care


 

ONE GARDEN ONE NIGHT ONE WISH

 



ONE GARDEN ONE NIGHT ONE WISH

A site-specific installation by Chrysanne Stathacos and Andrew Zealley, for NUIT BLANCHE, dusk to dawn, September 30 to October 1, 2006. Location: Philosopher's Walk, Toronto.

Visitors are invited to attach printed "wishes," available on-site, to the branches and trunk of a maple tree - which emanates a sound score. This sound/wishing tree becomes a meditative focus as visitors leave their symbolic messages. The score is fully realized when accompanied by sounds intrinsic to the area: footsteps and murmurings of passers-by, traffic in the distance, the hum of the city and the still of the night.

VIDEO








more info at SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS

 

3 FILM SCORES

 


Films by Scott Treleaven.
Scores by Andrew Zealley.

LUSTRE - starring Massimo & Pierce (Black Sun Productions), Ariot Fleischmann and Tom Dura.
John Connelly Presents (NYC), February 18 through March 25, 2006

GOLD - starring Genesis Breyer P'Orridge and Lady Jaye Breyer P'Orridge.
SILVER - starring AA Bronson and Jamie Ross.
Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago), October 20 through November 25, 2006.

featured in:
Queer Cinema from the Collection: Today and Yesterday
curated by AA Bronson
March 11-17 2011
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
program and screening info HERE





images: Scott Treleaven


 

STEPHEN ANDREWS: ON MESSAGE

 

 

Stephen Andrews: On Message (2005)




Projection piece by Stephen Andrews, with John Greyson. Audio by AZ.
Part of STEPHEN ANDREWS: POV, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 2005.


 

LUIS JACOB: HABITAT

 


Luis Jacob: HABITAT

A site-specific installation by Luis Jacob, featuring sound by Andrew Zealley.
Both a fictive universe and an invitation for viewers to engage in social and personal interactions.

Art Gallery of Ontario (November 2005 through February 2006)


 

FIVE NOCTURNES FOR ELECTRICITY

 

 

EN/OF 024
Multiple: Edition of 100

FIVE NOCTURNES FOR ELECTRICITY: Audio works depicting dreams.
produced by PSBEUYS
33rpm black vinyl LP
signed/numbered photo edition by AA Bronson
published by EN/OF
edition of 100

Side A: Nocturnes I-IV, 33 rpm. Side B: Nocturne V, 45 rpm.

"5 beautifully crafted soundworks, hanging somewhere between mournful or elegiac and serene, melodious, ambient." � www.mircosuoni.com

Nocturne For Electricity I is also available on EN/OF001-030 (Museum Kurhaus Kleve exhibition catalogue), boxed edition with illustrated bookwork, essays, and 3 compact discs.

BUY it at Art Metropole.


 

EMPATHETIC EAR

 

 

EMPATHETIC EAR
Audio Multiple: Edition of 100

EMPATHETIC EAR is the audio installation for HALOS: DAVID BUCHAN AND ROBERT FLACK (curated by Andrew Zealley). EMPATHETIC EAR is conceived around spoken word cassette recordings, given to Zealley by Robert Flack (1957-1993), during the final months of the artist's life. The recordings � psychic readings between Flack, fellow artist Chrysanne Stathacos, and seer Jeremy Stockwell � are reduced to their visual sound wave state, silent "gates" through which manipulated fragments of Flack's original LP collection are glimpsed.

EMPATHETIC EAR is now available as a limited audio edition, 100 numbered copies. Packaged with a card depicting an original handwritten message by Robert Flack. Available at Art Metropole.

HALOS: DAVID BUCHAN AND ROBERT FLACK, Art Metropole (May 14 through July 30, 2005).







Installation photos by Miles Collyer


  HEALER
 


CD
Media Guru 001

 

(sound installation)

John Connelly Presents, New York
May 13 - June 19, 2004.

Sounds of the massage, recorded during a healing session � including hand-on-skin, breathing, conversation, fluids � instrumentation and electronics.

invocation
breathe into
skin I
belly
skin II
water
skin III

duration: 74:01
location recording: Toronto (02.29.04)

CD release: edition of 300, numbered/signed
CD photo edition: 1-40 include numbered/signed photo work by AA Bronson
published by Media Guru Recordings 2004
MEDIAGURU001

 

  THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
 


artist bookwork with CD
ISBN 1-894212-04-5

(sound installation)

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
December 13, 2003 through March 7, 2004

The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver
June 25 through August 22, 2004

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
I mirror
II bubble
III infinity

duration: 36:42
location recordings: Prato (05.28.03), and San Miniato (05.30.03)
bookwork with CD: edition of 1000
CD-only edition in custom sleeve featuring infinity drawing by AA Bronson reproduced as a rubber stamp image: edition of 100, numbered
published by The Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
2003

www.thepowerplant.org
http://www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca/webpage/exhibitions/main.html
www.aabronson.com

 

  GREEK BUCK
 



1997-2003

PROTEUS CD
MESSIN’ WITH GREEK BUCK LP
BUCQUIEM CDEP
NO TIME CDEP
THE LAW OF ENCLOSURES CD



  PET SHOP BEUYS: GOODNIGHT 2000
 



CDR in hand-made felt sleeve



 

 

PET SHOP BEUYS
Goodnight 2000
duration: 03:17
CDR in hand-made felt sleeve: edition of 10
self-published
2001

PSBEUYS: GOODNIGHT 2000 audio edition (#1/10)
Collection: Museu Serralves/Museu de Arte Contemporanea (2007)


 

  THIS IS TRUE TO ME
 



artist bookwork with CD
ISBN 0-9699116-0-2



THIS IS TRUE TO ME is an artist bookwork with CD documenting the final body of work by visual artist, the late Robert Flack (1957-1993). The book includes Flacks’ visuals (sketches, drawings and photo-based), and entries from his creative journals. The CD features Zealley’s audiowork for the installation.

THIS IS TRUE TO ME
spiral
rob’s dream of the inspirational vibration
dementia
river
portal
the eternal cosmic love machine
invocation
portal (the hypothetical guild mix)
jewel (bramwellness mix)

duration: 60:50
bookwork with CD: edition of 1000
CD-only edition in die-cut vellum sleeve with sticker: edition of 100
published by The Eternal Cosmic Love Machine Collective
1994

“Relax! Live now, die a bit later.” — Robert Flack


  NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING

 



MC in hand-made fabric pouch with postcard
out-of-print

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING is an audio multiple documenting the Robert Flack exhibition, EMPOWERMENT.
Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto (January 18 through February 9, 1991).
Zealley’s first collaboration with visual artist, the late Robert Flack.

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING
Introtone
Sex
Nature: This Is A Recording
Head
Body & Soul
Tunnel of Love
Voice
Voice: Martyr’s Heartbeat Mix

duration: 38:07
MC in pouch: edition of 100
hand-made fabric pouch designed and produced by James Fowler
1991


About the original exhibition at Garnet Press Gallery, January 19 to February 18, 1991:

"The layering of images and visual styles, and the references to assorted cultural and symbolic languages, and to the mystical body and alchemical transformation, create a rich maze. General evocations of different kinds of knowledge of the body -- visual, medical, mythological, spiritual -- are united in a pseudo-psychedelic pop sensibility and transcribed onto the body. (The fine line between mysticism and mystification is largely in the eye of the beholder: for all its esoterica, this work that seeks to engage with a contemporary audience).

"The same could be said of the sound environment by Andrew Zealley, which accompanied the installation of photographs. Rhythmic, pulsing, non-narrative, with allusions to various cultures and times, invoking/involving the body of the viewer, the sound transformed the space from gallery to shrine/dance club, and also altered the experience of viewing the photographs from largely visual to more fully physical. This effect is consistent with the artists' statement in a double-page spread in OUT Magazine (No.9, Jan/Feb1991), which stated that the work 'embodies ideas that integrate the body and mind as transformational tools.' It also states that the work is about, 'investigating ideas, disciplines and techniques designed to improve mental/physical health - serving to strengthen the immune system and encourage a positive state of mind.'" Hamish Buchanan, VIEWS (May 1991)

more Robert Flack:
VISUAL AIDS
Centre For Canadian Contemporary Art