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"Judy Radul: Proposal for Ghost Pass Rehearsal Park"
2006-05-27 until 2006-06-23
Space, performance, and representation are the materials of Vancouver artist Judy Radul’s artistic experimentation. For OBORO, an architecturally anachronistic space in the age of the mega-museum and the Chelsea gallery, Radul will develop Proposal for Ghost Pass Rehearsal Park, a new multimedia installation. This piece enacts distribu-tion and disappearance. Video cameras delineate three intersecting views of the gallery, relaying footage to CRT monitors. cameras frame discreet image-spaces out of the gallery’s lofty expanse—latent stages of sorts. In turn, they are distributed to multiple monitors, forming a real-time network—an expanded image-space embed-ded within the gallery-space.
This parallel between spatial regimes ushers in questions of time and performance. As space and images are variously allocated, sound, objects, and the presence (or absence) of other viewers further dis-tribute roles, offering an ever-changing number of paths and positions throughout the space. These experiences are all programmed into the piece. A pact ensues as the viewer de•nes her role, and contingent rules for this game.
Judy Radul was born in Lillooet, B.C. and currently lives in Vancou-ver. She is a graduate of Bard College’s MFA and teaches visual art at Simon Fraser University. Her work was featured in recent solo exhibitions at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, and YYZ Gallery, Toronto. Her work was also included in Videodreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical at The Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, and Intertidal at MuHKA, Mu-seum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium in December 2005. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver.
Independent curator Sylvie Fortin is editor-in-chief of the Atlanta-based magazine ART PAPERS. She is currently completing doctoral studies in art history at Duke University.
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