29 January - 27 February 2010
Jayce Salloum is a Vancouver-based artist who works across media - in particular video and photography - and often in various collaborative formats including community-based work.
untitled was an ongoing multi-part videotape shown in an installation form. It continued Salloum's series of projects addressing social and political realities and representations, manifestations and enunciations, focusing on borders/nationalisms/movements (shifts, transitions, and interstitial space/time), and subjectivity and the conditions of living between polarities of culture, geography, history and ideology. The installation was not modeled on the viewing of art (i.e. painting) but on an approach to research or reading, a living archive. The screens played off of each other creating an imagistic experience of the physical/visceral and of the underlying subjectivity experienced through the body, as crisis, nation and metaphor, or in transition and shift, and in the recounting or enunciatory nature of the interstitial site. Central to the Artspace instalment were three tapes made with the Syilx (Okanagan First Nations) communities near Salloum's former home of Kelowna, Canada, tracing accounts of the Aboriginal communities' history of 'contact' with Europeans, as well as the legacy of settlement, colonisation, and capital. Also showing was a never before exhibited conversational tape with Te Miringa Hohaia, historian/writer/ activist (Taranaki iwi), Kaitiaki of the Te Paepae o Te Raukura meeting house and marae at Parihaka Pa, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Jayce Salloum is a Vancouver-based artist who works across media - in particular video and photography - and often in various collaborative formats including community-based work. He has exhibited extensively internationally and his survey exhibition Jayce Salloum: history of the present (selected works 1985-2009) is currently touring Canadian venues. Salloum has been undertaking an Artspace Studio Residency since early December 2009.
part 6: 'upon the resonance of histories', taped 2008 - edited 2010, featuring Te Miringa Hohaia was produced as part of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery international residency programme and supported by Creative New Zealand.