Gunilla Josephson:

E.V.E. Absolute Matrix

A video installation by Gunilla Josephson

January 22 to April 4, 2010 at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

co-curated by Dawn Owen (Assistant Curator for the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre) and Scott McGovern (Program Director for Ed Video Media Arts Centre)

E.V.E. Absolute Matrix is a 48-minute HD-video constructed from 86,400 frames selected and manipulated by Josephson from footage of a studio performance by Toronto musician Eve Egoyan playing Inner Cities, a contemporary 5-hour epic for solo piano by composer Alvin Curran. Josephson focuses on Egoyan’s face for the duration of the video, as an examination of the unbridled emotion of the musician’s performance.

A Swedish–born, Toronto–based artist, Gunilla Josephson holds a BA (Social Sciences) from Stockholm University and a MFA from Konstfackskolan (College of Art and Design), Stockholm. She has exhibited her work extensively in exhibitions, screenings, and festivals in Canada and around the world. She is a founding member and director of the artist collective Triennal(e) based in Caen, France, and a founding member of the artist collective Vox Orange based in Stockholm, Sweden. Josephson has been on the board of directors at Charles Street Video (Toronto) since 2005.

The exhibition brochure, designed by Linda Lundin (Park Studio, UK), features texts by Gary Michael Dault and Sewil Otosed.

MSAC webpage

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EVE: Absolute Matrix on youtube: