Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Lyla Rye | Abide

Lyla Rye
Toronto, Canada: Self-published, 2019
34 pp, 18 x 18 cm, softcover
Edition of 30 signed, numbered and dated copies

A new limited edition artists' book by Lyla rye accompanies an exhibition of the same name which opens at Truck Gallery (2009 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary) this Friday, and runs until May 18th. Visit the gallery website, here, for more information.

"Abide is a series of videos and video installations that explore the difficulty of being present and still in times of life changes. These installations overlay HD footage of my mother’s hospital room as she lay dying, with cellphone clips that my teenage daughter shoots. These two types of footage are overlaid using two projectors, creating a physical superimposition where brightness obliterates while darkness reveals. The two single channel works simulate a state where time seems to slow down, yet also drifts past without notice. One traces the baseboard of the house my father finished building just before he died, while the other witnesses the questionable uniformity of time in a hospital room."

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