From October 10 2007 to October 12 2007
Holding One's Breath
ERICA KIERULF, montréal
Exhibition October 10 to 12, 2007
Vernissage Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Retiens mon souffle is an exhibition of video installations that explores moments of indecision and hesitation.
These staged works transform the split-second reaction into a prolonged durational experience. Emphasizing moments of interruption, the performances consider the sensation when an individual finds themselves in their own internal world, their own psychological landscape. Taking part in a dialogue of dilemma, the subjects involved become destabilized, often consumed by their own emanating vulnerability. Inviting viewers to partake in a state of suspension where they experience a feeling of “placeless-ness”, we are left with traces of raw and faltering portraits. As awkward moments, they yield unexpected and unpredictable results.
Erika Kierulf is currently completing her MFA in photography at Concordia University (Montreal). In 2005, she completed an internship in the Context & Media department at the Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has taken part in several group exhibits in Canada and Sweden since 2000. Her first solo exhibit was at the Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 2002.