A Pathless Land


Video Installations by Geoffrey Shea

 
DateThursday, July 31, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Email

info@durhamart.on.ca

Location

Durham Art Gallery 251 George St. E., Durham, Ontario

Durham Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of video installations by OCAD Integrated Media professor Geoffrey Shea.
Over the years Geoffrey Shea, in his own relaxed manner, has been creating a body of art in video and new media. The five installations he has gathered for this exhibition employ video in rather idiosyncratic ways to question not only the tales we tell ourselves, but the very telling itself. A small monitor resembling an old cathode ray TV tube rests snugly in a display case. A radar antenna projected on a wall circles while closer inspection reveals a heart-wrenching drama played out on a monitor embedded in an electrical outlet. A keyboard beckons visitors to attempt writing their own narrative on a virtual typewriter. Shifting between monitors, a pair of siblings attempt to relate their separate interpretations of a unique shared experience. Against a flowing backdrop of municipal bylaws is a video of Shea himself delivering a political speech. With these installations, Shea does far more than question contemporary philosophical and literary theory. For while probing the ways in which we individually and collectively interpret the world, the artist cannot help but reveal the intensely personal struggles we all face.

DateThursday, July 31, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Email

info@durhamart.on.ca

Website Location

Durham Art Gallery 251 George St. E., Durham, Ontario

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Durham Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of video installations by OCAD Integrated Media professor Geoffrey Shea.
Over the years Geoffrey Shea, in his own relaxed manner, has been creating a body of art in video and new media. The five installations he has gathered for this exhibition employ video in rather idiosyncratic ways to question not only the tales we tell ourselves, but the very telling itself. A small monitor resembling an old cathode ray TV tube rests snugly in a display case. A radar antenna projected on a wall circles while closer inspection reveals a heart-wrenching drama played out on a monitor embedded in an electrical outlet. A keyboard beckons visitors to attempt writing their own narrative on a virtual typewriter. Shifting between monitors, a pair of siblings attempt to relate their separate interpretations of a unique shared experience. Against a flowing backdrop of municipal bylaws is a video of Shea himself delivering a political speech. With these installations, Shea does far more than question contemporary philosophical and literary theory. For while probing the ways in which we individually and collectively interpret the world, the artist cannot help but reveal the intensely personal struggles we all face.

Venue & Address: 
Durham Art Gallery 251 George St. E., Durham, Ontario
Email: 
info@durhamart.on.ca
Cost: 
Free
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