Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nuit Blanche Edmonton: Sasha Krieger | Soliloquy

Kelly Mark's 108 Leyton Ave (previous post) features the artist arguing with herself. Sasha Krieger's Soliloquy appropriates footage from feature films where characters have found themselves lost and isolated from the rest of the world. The work dates from 2011, but the artist has created a new, expanded version for Edmonton's Nuit Blanche. The piece will be projected on the exterior east wall of the World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave, across from the Hotel MacDonald.

"In cinema, the lone traveller, lost in the wilderness, will invariably come across an open space and call out, hearing nothing back but their own echo. This gesture, enacted in the hopes of making contact or just the satisfaction of hearing the reflection of one’s own voice, plays out dozens of times in Soliloquy, the trope collected and arranged as an endless monologue. Projected onto the side of a downtown building, Krieger’s collaged film inhabits the great outdoors, allowing the character’s voices to echo throughout the city.

Sasha Krieger is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores issues surrounding originality and process in acts of creative production. She received her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Photography from Emily Carr University in 2005 and her Masters degree in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 2010. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally at venues such as, University of British Columbia’s AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, MacArthur B Arthur in Oakland, Sight School in Oakland, RVCA in San Francisco in and For-Site Foundation in Nevada City, California."

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