Excavating memories

Rating: NNNNNOUR VOICESpresents an ambitious collection of electronic and chemical images, many of them united by the artists' attempts to.


Rating: NNNNN


OUR VOICESpresents an ambitious collection of electronic and chemical images, many of them united by the artists’ attempts to cajole old images from dark cracks of memory, or conjure new ones from thin air. This is deeply personal work, and much of it is remarkable.Elida Schogt follows last year’s Zyklon Portrait with The Walnut Tree. Schogt returns to the well of her family’s experience of the Holocaust, and finds elegant, elegiac use both for archive images and for the moments that were never captured. In Mothers Of Me, Alexandra Grimanis marries a procession of painterly, macro close-ups to the voices of women in her family, women who recall an intimate history of disaffection, madness and suicide. This is a beautiful film, and not nearly as grim as it sounds. The first night’s program also includes Zachery Longboy’s The Stone Show and Herwig Gayer’s Self-Portrait, which spins the filmmaker’s head through a euphoric world tour. (October 5 and 6, Ryerson Gallery) Rating: NNNN

Zyklon Portrait

History And Memory

History And Memory

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