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"Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard: Everybody Else is Wrong"
2004-02-05 until 2004-02-28
From February 5th to 28th Pavilion presents the North American premiere of UK artists, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Founded on the understanding that 'naturally everything in the world is second rate at best', Pavilion sets out to be first rate for short periods of time. Pavilion is a new cultural center, whose goal is to support community, to provide a temporary home that is fast enough for developing culture and a home to those who are searching for an alternative to the traditional gallery systems. Curated by Robin Simpson, Pavilion's commission of 'Everybody Else is wrong' aims to provide a cross-cultural exhibition that embraces the relationships between street culture, pop-culture and the visual arts, interacting with a wide sector of the community.
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have worked in collaboration since 1994. Based in London England, they are fixated on producing challenging and accessible art. To this degree they source music as their material, with its potential to impact the audience in a more direct and emotional manner than most visual art. Working with what they refer to as 'Live Art' they have realized a number of major projects - a meticulous reenactment of David Bowie's last performance and Ziggy Stardust at the Institute of Contemporary Art and more recently 'File Under Sacred Music a re-enactment and remaking of a bootleg video of The Cramps performing at Napa State Mental Institute from 1978. 'Everybody Else is wrong' brings the interactive foundations of these events into a gallery space. On a material level, the work relies on personal mix-tapes. Through video interviews with the tapes' authors, Iain and Jane and their subjects reveal that it is not the cultural weight of these songs but their ability to become ingrained in our lives that is important.
This exhibition was made possible through the support of the British Council, Concordia University Student Union, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Reservoir and Art Matters Festival.
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