Trinity Square Video presents:
Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else
Work by Stephen Andrews (CA), Lorna Bauer (CA), Roberto Bellini (BR), Jennifer Chan (CA), Chris Hondros (US), and Lisa Oppenheim (US)
October 27 - December 9, 2011
Opening: October 27, 5-7pm
Artist's Talk by Lorna Bauer: Saturday, October 29, 2pm
Curatorial Dialogue with Jean-Paul Kelly and Kim Simon: all welcome, November 19, 2pm at Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Ave.
The concurrent exhibitions Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else and Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times are part of an ongoing curatorial dialogue between TSV's Programming Director, Jean-Paul Kelly, and Gallery TPW Curator, Kim Simon. The exhibitions respond to Kelly's challenge to consider the "decisive moment" in contemporary visual arts; for photography in a time of video.
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described the "decisive moment" as a precise balance of form and content within a single photograph; where a photographer's honed intuition allows time and geometry to meet, giving an "event its proper expression."
Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else questions whether the "decisive moment" was ever really singular, or if it extends through a reading process that includes the indexical mark of the photograph as well as its representations over time and distance: the "decisive moment" as an event that includes the collaborations of photographer, photo-editor, publisher, and consumer.
Unlike the in situ indexicality associated with the "decisive moment," ...Somewhere Else considers processes traditionally excluded from the concept, such as selection, circulation, and reception, as part of a changing definition. ...Somewhere Else questions whether or not simultaneous production, consumption, and dispersion–through our instantaneous digital access to images in multiple form–have become, themselves, formal processes, and in so, fundamental to the expression of an event, proper.
Works in both ...Somewhere Else and Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times raise ethical questions about the relationship between formalism and politics, spectacle and engagement, and about image consumption and responsibility.
Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times
Work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin (UK), Paolo Canevari (IT),
Ken Gonzales-Day (US), Jannicke Laker (DM), and John Moore (US)
October 20 - November 19, 2011
Opening: October 20, 7-9 pm
For more information please visit www.gallerytpw.ca
Trinity Square Video (TSV) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for the production, presentation, education and dissemination of video by artists and community organizations. Since 1971, TSV has made access to the means of representation its priority, providing a diverse community of video practitioners media-arts related development through workshops, seminars and classes, as well as offering a space for the creation and exhibition of video art.
TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday: 12 - 6 pm
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Contact: Jean-Paul Kelly, Programming Director
TSV gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts,
Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council
Image credit: Lorna Bauer, Kaleidoscope, 2009.