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Emma Waltraud Howes, Movement One, from the series: Stage Directions for a Mouth, 2014, HD Video, Dimensions Variable
Emma Waltraud Howes, Movement One, from the series: Stage Directions for a Mouth
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mann beißt Hund, 2015, HD Video, Dimensions Variable
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mann beißt Hund
Emma Waltraud Howes, Ram-Tam-Tam! Rat-a-Tat-Tat! from the installation: Stage Directions for a Mouth, 2014, Cast iron pot, exciter amplifier, Dimensions Variable
Emma Waltraud Howes, Ram-Tam-Tam! Rat-a-Tat-Tat! from the installation: Stage Directions for a Mouth
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mann beißt Hund Map, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, Dimensions Variable
Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mann beißt Hund Map
2016 Featured Exhibition

Emma Waltraud Howes, Stine Marie Jacobsen
The distance between nowhere and now here

April 20–May 22, 2016
Blackwood Gallery
3359 Mississauga Rd Kaneff Centre, U of T Mississauga

Bringing together works by Berlin-based artists Emma Waltraud Howes and Stine Marie Jacobsen, the distance between nowhere and now here addresses implications of distance and casualties of disembodiment. The exhibition reflects on manifestations of presence, negotiations of absence, and everything inbetween: between nowhere and now here, translation is fundamental.

If translation is a movement, a linear geometrical displacement that supposedly leaves its object unchanged, it is also a performance, an interpretation of an original work. Based on Samuel Beckett’s short play Not I (1973), Howes’ installation Stage Directions for a Mouth (2014) allies video, sculpture, and text. The choreographed reconfiguration of dislocated elements probes the agency of speech and performance. Jacobsen’s Mann beißt Hund (2015) is a remake of the Belgian film Man Bites Dog (1992) devoid of human presence. Presented along with a map of the shooting locations and a review of the original film, the piece foregrounds the articulations of structural, symbolic, and physical violence. the distance between nowhere and now here unfolds in absentia; the exhibition is here and the artists are nowhere, further accentuating the translation at play in the curatorial process.

Presented in collaboration with Images Festival. Produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto, supported in part by the Department of Visual Studies (UTM) through the Graduate Expansion Fund.

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Curated by Charlotte Lalou Rousseau

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