September 15, 2016
Fogo Island Inn
FIA presents a special screening of three works by current artist-in-residence Jeremy Shaw.
Introduction to The Memory Personality
Part clandestine guided-hypnosis tape, part pseudo-psychoanalytical video questionnaire, Introduction to The Memory Personality (2012) sucks the viewer into a persuasive single-point-perspective on human consciousness and memory. (12’36”)
Variation FQ (2011-13) presents legendary voguer, Leiomy Maldonado, within the stark, black and white aesthetics of an experimental 1960s ballet film. (11’02”)
Set 500 years in the future, Quickeners (2014) tells the story of Human Atavism Syndrome (H.A.S.), an obscure disorder afflicting a tiny portion of the Quantum Human population to desire and feel as their Human Being predecessors once did. (36’54”)
Jeremy Shaw (1977, North Vancouver) works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience. Often combining and amplifying strategies from the realms of conceptual art, ethnographic film, music video, mystical and scientific research, Shaw proposes a post-documentary space in which disparate ideals, belief-systems and narration are put into crisis. Shaw has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; and MOCCA, Toronto; and been featured in group exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and KW Institute, Berlin. Work by Shaw is held in public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. He is currently featured in Manifesta 11, Zurich, and is shortlisted for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.
Jeremy Shaw will present a talk as part of FIA’s 2016 Artist Talk Series on October 11.
Image: Jeremy Shaw, Quickeners, 2014, film still