Rahmaty will present his multimedia installation piece White Sabbath. Using western mediums from Bosch paintings to current cinema, the installation will renegotiate western semiotics through pre-existing subtexts. Through the process of simulacrum, the imitation (or mutant body) begs to challenge the primary content and how we perceive the original.
About the Artist:
Yusuf Rahmaty is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph fine arts program and anaspiring artist. His undergrad focus was on video and photography, primarily using found material. This will mark his second public exhibition.
About People of Good Will:
People of Good Will is a collaborative project among the Guelph Black Heritage Society, Musagetes, local artists and the interdisciplinary artist collective Postcommodity that seeks to re-imagine the Underground Railroad narrative as a living history and metaphor of cultural self-determination for immigrants and culturally diverse peoples living in Guelph. Over the course of one year the project will produce arts, music, performance and cultural programming that brings the spirit of the Underground Railroad into the present consciousness of people of Ontario. To learn more about the Guelph Black Heritage Society and Heritage Hall please visit: www.guelphblackheritage.ca