Tape 158: New Documents From The Archives


Tape 158: New Documents From The Archives

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Calgary, AB - To Apr 25

by Robin Laurence

Kandis Friesen’s mixed-media installation, which includes five-channel video, found objects and text, muses on the ways the body registers cultural identity, notions of nationhood and the passing of time. Friesen builds her work on the foundation of a videotape she encountered in the Mennonite Heritage Archives in Winnipeg. Shot 25 years ago in a small village in southeastern Ukraine, the original tape provides the artist with the occasion to revisit the site and probe its architectural and narrative forms.

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