TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO PROGRAMMING
On display until December 9, 2011:
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
Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else is part of an ongoing curatorial dialogue between TSV's Programming Director, Jean-Paul Kelly and Gallery TPW Curator, Kim Simon, which included Simon's recent exhibition Decisive Moments, Uncertain. These 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's 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.
Upcoming Programming at TSV:
TSV Themed Commission: RIGHT
The second act of the TSV Commission trilogy, LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER, will premiere in February 2012 with an exhibition of the works to follow in the TSV Gallery.
Artists Mark Dudiak, Gail Mentlik, Matthew-Robin Nye, and Carolyn Tripp are currently working with TSV to create new videos using appropriated textual material as a primary source for examinations of contemporary politics.
Please watch out for more information coming soon.
More upcoming Programming at TSV:
March 10 – April 9, 2012
TSV and Pleasure Dome present Jenn E Norton, No Place
Comprised of photography, 3D animation and video, Norton's new body of work is a playful indictment of realty consumerism through fantastical composites of delicate architecture integrated and in conflict with geological structures.
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.
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 376 • Toronto, ON M5V 3A8 • Phone: 416-593-1332
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday: 12 - 6 pm
TSV gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts,
Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council
Image credit: Roberto Bellini, Landscape Theory, 2005. Video, 4:16 minutes