SoCA Gallery, Windsor, Ontario.
Oct 17-28, 2023
Closing reception: Oct 26th, 2023 4 p.m. - 7p.m.
Biophobia explores the beautiful and repulsive relationship between humans and nature through the imagined lens of a microscope. The Video animation and installation present a new way of looking at organisms, inviting us to reconsider and repair our connection with nature. The specimens and characters featured in the exhibition were collected and inspired by the woodlands, rivers, and bodies of water in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. By confronting narratives and fears of an unseen world, Biophobia aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intricate web of life surrounding us.
Domenica Mediati is an emerging Intermedia Artist and a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Education and School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor. Domenica works across painting, drawing, digital animation, and bioart practices, creating landscapes and characters that reflect and interrogate human and non-human narratives with an emphasis on microbiology.
Over the past four years, she has been a lead team member at INCUBATOR Art Lab, where she serves as a creative and intellectual collaborator on INCUBATOR Art Lab community engagement events and leads educational outreach programming. Mediati completed her BFA at the University of Windsor (2015) and her MFA at Wayne State University (2018). She has presented her artworks at various venues in the Windsor/Detroit region, in Portugal and New Mexico, USA.
The Biophobia exhibition is made possible by the support of the University of Windsor Alumni Association through the INCUBATOR Art Lab Alumni Artist in Residency program.
1) DMediati, Biophobia Still 2023.
2) Domenica Mediati, Biopic 2023.Image Credit: Justin Elliott.