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Victoria Scott

Victoria is a Toronto-based sculptor who works primarily in metal and creates large-scale, mechanically controlled, kinetic installations. She builds simple machines, which function within their own continuous closed loop of metaphorical expression, and are constructed to illustrate stories, exorcise ghosts, and generate emotional and sexual energy.

Since graduating from the New Media/Photo Electric Arts Dept., at The Ontario College of Art & Design in 1991, she has exhibited in Sweden, Mexico City, Toronto, Cambridge, California, Venice, and Chicago and received numerous Ontario and Canada Council Media Arts grants.

Victoria has been a member and co-founder of The Ladies Auxiliary Welding Team (1990-92), The Sea Monkeys Collective, (1991-1992) and the all-female metalshop cooperative, MadeInSteel (1994-1998). As a visiting artist and instructor, she has developed and taught several computer and sculpture workshops and community projects with for youth, street-identified women, and art students.

For the last 10 years, she has been an active contributor and volunteer within the Toronto electronic arts community, recently as co-programmer and coordinator for the 2001 Subtle Technologies Conference and as a Board member and Chair at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre.

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Images of work in the Canadian Art Database [9]

Media Works
Negative Vibes [1992] - video
Coil Room - 1 [1995] - video
Coil Room - 2 [1995] - video
Burn [1997] - video
Warm [1998] - video
Occult Chemistry [2000] - video
emotional response #1 - 2 [2001] - video
emotional response #1 - 1 [2001] - video
Permitted Space [2002] - video

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