(British-Colombia, Canada )
Video stills from the installation everything and nothing and other works from the ongoing video installation “untitled,” 1999-2003. © Jayce Salloum
The clash of cultures, various nationalisms, forced migration, borders, ideological extremes: these, in essence, make up the content of the testimonies and dialogue communicated simultaneously through the different channels of this installation. Here the individual’s voice reclaims its rights over large mass disturbances. Jayce Salloum’s work is like an archive of the present, one in which personal narrative has the value of a historical document.
Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 1958. Lives and works in Vancouver.
Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media and video since 1975, in addition to curating exhibitions, conducting workshops and coordinating cultural projects. His work takes place in a variety of contexts and critically engages with the representation and actualization of social forces and political realities. A media arts philosopher and cultural activist, Salloum has lectured internationally and had numerous exhibitions throughout the Americas, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), American Fine Arts (New York), New Langton Arts (San Francisco), YYZ (Toronto), A Space (Toronto), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), the Western Front (Vancouver), Optica Gallery (Montreal), Articule (Montreal), and at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin).
Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles
5455, avenue de Gaspé, ground floor, #109
Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Satuday from 12pm to 5pm
From September 4 to October 4, 2003
Opening: September 6, 2003 at 5pm