Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Puzzled, By Certain Things

April 14-May 19, 2012 @ Trinity Square Video

Opening April 14, 2012

Artist's Talk: May 5, 2012, 2pm

Trinity Square Video and the 25th Images Festival are excited to present a process-based installation by renowned Kingston-based artist Gary Kibbins.Puzzled, By Certain Things is created as part of TSV yearly Artist-in-Residence program, which aims to advance video's expanding sphere of experimentation. Beginning with the festival in early April, this year's edition of the program will see Kibbins activate the TSV Gallery with a video-based work that will change over the course of its exhibition.

Drawing on Kibbins' significant contribution the Canadian video art, the exhibition is organized in two parts: Puzzled, By Certain Things and the presentation of two of the artist's revered videos (Cop Out, featured in the first iteration of the Images festival and A Short History of Water, part of the TSV Purchase Collection, 1979-1999). In each work Kibbins uses humour, language games, and explorations of rhetoric and philosophy to exploit video's capacity to break down linguistic and visual distinction. Kibbins new work will further develop on his fascination with shifting structure and meaning in language through sight, sound, and the introduction of spatial form.

Gary Kibbins is a media artist and writer currently teaching at Queen's University. His latest single-channel work is The Unlucky Sailor: 9 Unread Chapters of Finnegans Wake (2011). A collection of his essays and scripts titled Grammar & Not-Grammar (2006) is available from YYZ Books.

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