John Ancheta’s thesis exhibition .WAV, explores media spectacles of nuclear proliferation in a burgeoning post-factual America. Ancheta’s multi-channel video installation is a dystopic, near-future vision that foregrounds the optics that are currently being used to normalize fear, polarization, and military force.
John Ancheta is an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa, and holds a BFA from Concordia University. Prior to his MFA candidacy, Ancheta was a core member of the music collective YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN [Paper Bag Records (Canada)/Suicide Squeeze Records (U.S.), All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK)]. The collective’s debut album YT//ST won the 2012 GAMIQ Experimental Album of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize - and our sophomore album UZU was shortlisted for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize and received a 2014 Juno nomination in the category of Best Alternative Album of the Year.