LECTURE and LIVE PERFORMANCE with KERRY TRIBE
Wednesday, 18 April / 7 PM
The Power Plant
$10 / $5 students, seniors and Members of The Power Plant and
After the opening of her exhibition Speak, Memory here at the gallery, artist Kerry Tribe will be in Toronto again to give a lecture and present a live performance entitled Critical Mass. Using the domestic dispute of a young couple as its raw material, Critical Mass is the third part of Hollis Frampton's classic structural film series Hapax Legomena (1971-72). For her performance of the same name, artist Kerry Tribe works with two professional actors. First transcribing then memorizing the entire text of the film, the actors restage Critical Mass shot for shot. She transforms the piece so that the editing of the film becomes embedded in the performance itself. It continues the investigation into personal and historic memory found in her moving image works that comprise the current exhibition.
The performance runs approximately 20 minutes and will be preceded by a lecture by Tribe about her work. Click here for tickets and more information.
Programmed and presented with Images Festival.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Matthew Hyland & Gabrielle Moser
Sunday, 22 April, 2 PM
Matthew Hyland & Gabrielle Moser continue this series of presentations, which sees curators, artists and critics select a key exhibition from The Power Plant's archive. Both are former curatorial interns at The Power Plant and will discuss the exhibition Andrea Bowers: The Weight of Relevance (2007-08).
MEMBERS-ONLY WEEKEND MORNINGS
The gallery will open at 10 AM every weekend for Members only. Stop by early and view the current exhibitions before the gallery opens to all. Not a Member but want to participate?
For information on these events and more information about public programming for Spring 2012, visit our website.
KERRY TRIBE: SPEAK, MEMORY
24 March – 3 June, 2012
Notions of memory, its re-enactment and representation have been important to contemporary art, and artist Kerry Tribe's contribution to this discussion is sophisticated in terms of its beauty, intelligence, rigorous craft, ambitious scale, and its play with the media of film and video to say something new about these subjects. For more than a decade, Tribe's film and video works have dealt with the significance of time and how it is remembered.
Contextualizing a new project through a selection of past works, Kerry Tribe: Speak, Memory offers insight into Tribe's ongoing interest in memory and the history and apparatus of film. Engaging image, text and sound, Tribe's work considers cognition, typically revealing its content through a kind of structural storytelling. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her use of the literal mechanics of the moving image suggests that the medium is capable of mirroring processes of comprehension, memory and doubt.
Seeing its Canadian premiere at The Power Plant, Tribe's new project There Will Be ________ (2012) is a film that approaches the history of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. In the late 1920s, the owner of the mansion and his personal assistant were found murdered on-site. The investigation ended abruptly and a cover-up was suspected. The family eventually moved out, and by the 1950s, the house was a regular Hollywood filming location. Shot on location at the mansion, Tribe's work uses actors in 20s costume to perform diverging accounts of the events leading up to the deaths, with all of the dialogue appropriated from scenes of feature films that have been shot at the mansion.
Support Donors: Elisa Nuyten & David Dime Co-presented with Images Festival
DISSENTING HISTORIES: 25 YEARS OF THE POWER PLANT
24 March – 26 August, 2012
Dissenting Histories: 25 Years of The Power Plant is a dynamic project designed to exhibit, activate, reconsider, and put into dialogue the gallery's rich histories. Designed by Markus Miessen, a German architect and writer who has contributed to a larger thinking about participation in public space and design, the North Gallery has been transformed into a user-friendly space to consider the history of The Power Plant within local and international contexts, as well as within present spatial and theoretical concerns.
Over an extended period, the space will offer visitors the opportunity to see artist projects, talks around The Power Plant's history and special presentations organized around specific thematics such as institutional memory, changing technologies and aesthetics, and Toronto's contemporary art history.
The spring artist project is by Vienna- and Vancouver-based artists Sabine Bitter / Helmut Weber entitled Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade. Comprised of an installation of prints and an artist book, their project poses questions of agency and urban space. The project articulates the situation of New Belgrade, former Yugoslavia's capital city, and the postulations of Marxist urbanist Henri Lefebvre. This work, within this space, offers a critique of the relationship of architecture, the archive and urban change with social processes and economic forces. Interrogating the very notion of public itself, Bitter/Weber explore the importance of architecture in shaping our social and urban imaginations, and their gallery and public installations demonstrate the values that underlie the production of architecture and the interests that they represent.
ALL YEAR, ALL FREE: Hal Jackman Foundation
25th Anniversary Support: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
25th Anniversary Media Partner: NOW Magazine
Power Players: BMO Financial Group, Manulife Financial, Rogers, Stonegate Private Counsel, and TD Securities
2012 BMO Power Kids Sponsor: BMO Financial Group
Major Supporters: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and Harbourfront Centre
ALL YEAR, ALL FREE thanks to the support of the Hal Jackman Foundation
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Wednesday 12–8 PM
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Image: Kerry Tribe, Critical Mass, 2010-11. Courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles.