Melcolm Levy

Photos 1, 2, 5 & 6 Jon Vincent/VANDOCUMENT, 3 & 4 Paul Wong

The Rize (Arson)

Mixed media installation (video, audio, plinth, plexiglass, pico projector)

‘The Rize’ is a mixed media installation recanting the conversation at City Council around the topic of arson at the site in Vancouver, an investigation which is currently unsolved.  The video is an abstract rendering of the burnt out site, intercut with effected audio of the dialogue on whether arson was at play, evoking a dystopian reality within the current state of affairs. position is based on frequencies that resonate with the room and the objects within.

Curator: Paul Wong


Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator based in Vancouver, Canada. His artistic practice focuses on abstract photography and video. Aesthetically the interest is rooted in a place where the camera lens and pulse take over that of everyday perception. The colour, movement and shape of what the camera records is transformed and analysed using digital tools that uncover new imagery within each frame. Recent exhibitions include the CSA (Vancouver), Supermarkt (Berlin), Audain Gallery (Vancouver), Grim Museum (Berlin), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), the FCMM (Montreal) and Next Wave (Melbourne). Upcoming exhibitions include the International Symposium of Electronic Art (Dubai) and Transfer Gallery (New York). He is currently finishing an MA in Media Studies at the New School, and teaches digital art and installation at the Centre for Digital Media. He was the Director of the New Forms Festival from 2001 – 2014.

Levy curated  DJ Silk & Lisa Frank, and Tomas Jirku