September 5 – September 15, 2013
TIFF Future Projections 2013
An exceedingly prolific multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from sculpture and drawing to film and video, Camille Henrot won the Silver Lion for best young promising artist at this year’s Venice Biennial for her heady “encyclopedic” video Grosse Fatigue, which perfectly encapsulates our anxious, knowledge-thirsty contemporary moment. Windows upon windows open on a computer screen like a succession of Russian dolls, revealing a dizzying array of taxonomic information, accompanied by slam poetry-style narration (written in collaboration with poet Jacob Bromberg and percussively scored by acclaimed DJ Joakim Bouaziz) that describes an increasingly breathless excursion through the history of the universe. An addictive mix of beats and anthropology, Grosse Fatigue is video art as exhilarating nervous breakdown.
Curated by Andréa Picard Presented in collaboration with TIFF Future Projections Program
Wednesday September 4, 8 – 10 pm
Hal Jackman Family Foundation Canada Council for the Arts