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Camille Rojas, System of a Gesture, 16mm film still, 6:30 min., 2017

The Ryerson Image Centre Student Gallery presents Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture

Opening Reception: October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: October 25 – December 10, 2017

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture, a three channel video installation. System of a Gesture documents three moving bodies in dialogue with the social function of children’s handclapping games and their sexual implications. In a workshop-like approach, these bodies revisit the familiar gestures, fluctuating between instructor, observer, and learner. By eliminating the suggestive rhymes that often accompany these games, emphasis is placed on touch, movement, and direction. Clapping sequences are first established in a structural, pedestrian manner that then becomes a guided lyrical quality of movement. The resulting gestures remark one’s early encounter of their sexual body as well as the frustrations of understanding intimacy with the self and others.

Camille Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist working with film, photography, installations, and dance. Shifting her position between camera operator and subject, she adopts a semi-choreographic approach to movement-making, documenting dancing bodies in public and domestic spaces that dissect concepts and emotions. She holds a BFA in photography from Ryerson University (2017) and recently completed a sub-residency through EMILIA-AMALIA working group at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2017).

The Student Gallery showcases the art and curatorial practices of Ryerson University’s current undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. Rigorous yet inclusive, the program engages audiences with important issues through group or solo exhibitions of contemporary art and historical lens-based media. Presenting six exhibitions per year, the Student Gallery provides valuable, professional experience in the curation and display of artwork.

The exhibitions are selected annually, following a call for submissions, by a committee comprised of staff members from the RIC, along with students and faculty members from the School of Image Arts.


Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADMISSION IS FREE
Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30 pm

www.ryerson.ca/ric
416-979-5164
ric@ryerson.ca
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Media Contact:
Erin Warner, Ryerson Image Centre, erin.warner@ryerson.ca / T+416 979 5000 x7032