Mansi Patel’s MFA Project
June 11 – 13 & 16 – 20, 2021 | 12:00 – 5:00 PM | FREE | RSVP
Studio T | Room 2205 | 2nd Floor – SFU Goldcorp Center for the Arts | 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Please enter the building through the rear entrance in the Cordova street courtyard opposite JJ Bean.


Perspectivals is a participatory art installation that employs abstract geometry guided by questions of light, movement and perception paradigms. 

Embedded in an immersive and spatial interior wall environment, Perspectivals is designed not to be looked at, but looked through. The installation orchestrates perceptions of light, interior space, and the surrounding environment upon viewers’ arrival. The prolonged exposure to visual and sonic elements instigates viewers’ motion and unfolds a sequential experience that is at once two-dimensional and architectural. 

As participants move through the work, the textures and layers in the space sequentially shift perspective, to make it appear always anew. Perspectivals calls upon viewers’ intuitive perception of the space to experience, beyond simple comprehension, the phenomenal and poetic nature of the work.

The exhibit is followed by the model room, Think Thank, which contains intricately constructed abstract models of various sizes and works on paper. These represent a process of geometrical studies of how I see things cohere through thinking and doing with broader research into spatial structures. A specially designed display system collectively urges us to make connections that extend into space and call on us to find our place within them.

Credits & Thanks

Construction Coordinator: Paula Viitanen Aldazosa.

Sound Composition: Charlie Cooper.

With contributions from Robert Kitsos, Kyla Gardiner, and Wladimiro Woyno Rodriguez.

Technical, production, resource coordination, and immense support from Stefan Smulovitz, Gillian Hanemayer, Paula Viitanen Aldazosa, Faune Ybarra, Olivia Valenza, and Aakansha Ghosh.

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University. 

This work will be presented and has been created on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

COVID-19 SAFETY Instructions and Plan for the Participants

The information below provides what you should know before you go:

The safety protocols outlined in this plan will be communicated to Exhibition Visitors at the time of their booking confirmation and again upon arrival to the building by way of a safety orientation, presented by Mansi Patel prior to entrance into the Exhibition.

  • Masks must be worn at all times on campus and must fully cover the nose, mouth and chin.
  • All Exhibition Visitors must assess themselves for COVID-19 symptoms prior to accessing campus property, using the BC Government COVID-19 self-assessment tool in the BC COVID-19 App or at
  • Individuals must not come to campus if: 
    • they have symptoms associated with COVID-19, or
    • they have had close contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID- 19 or is displaying symptoms, or
    • they have travelled outside Canada in the previous 14 days, or 
    • they live in the same household as a confirmed or clinical COVID-19 case who is self-isolating, or
    • they are under the direction of the BC Centre for Disease Control to self-isolate, in which case they must follow those instructions.
  • The name and contact information for each Exhibition Visitor will be obtained at the time of booking and retained for 30 days.
  • Visitors will be booked in advance in small groups of no more than 6.
  • Visitors are requested to arrive at the location no more than 10 minutes prior to avoid contact between groups who are arriving and exiting the complex, and with adequate time for cleaning and sanitation between each group. Time slots will be 45 minutes, with 15 minutes in between for cleaning.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times, a minimum of 2 metres from others at all times while on campus.
  • Visitors will be asked to sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  • If a visitor or group of visitors are delayed in schedule kindly reach out to Mansi Patel for further assistance (

For walk-up tickets, a limited number of tickets may be available, but cannot be guranteed. In this case contact Mansi Patel ( All the contact information of the visitor will be collected at the time of arrival.

June 20, 2021