Mass Hypnosis

In conjunction with Printopolis

Artists: Andrew Bailey, Michael Comeau, Morgan Criger, Jesjit Gill, Alicia Nauta, Jacob Horwood, Matt King, Jeff Garcia, Andrew Zukerman, Reid Jenkins and Alexandra Mackenzie. Curated by Philippe Blanchard.

October 22 to 25, 2010


Mass Hypnosis: an experiment in printmaking as a collective, immersive and time-based medium. For the duration of the show, the participating artists (OCADU printmaking students and alumni) covered as much of the gallery space as possible with their screen-printed patterns. Printopolis artist-in-residence Stefan Hoffmann also participated, printing directly on the gallery windows. Pulsating, coloured lights lit the resulting collective mural, animating the coloured prints to music and live performances. An experiment in maximalism and neo-psychedelia, the aim of Mass Hypnosis was to create an audio-visual space where printmaking can be re-imagined.

Presented in conjunction with Printopolos , an international symposium on printmaking presented by Open Studio.

Mass Hypnosis 1

Mass Hypnosis 2