|Still from Jean-Paul Kelly, "The Innocents," 2014.
As part of our Respondent Series and in conjunction with Jean-Paul Kelly’s current exhibition, That ends that matter, Plug In ICA presents Bonjour aux amis de calamité, a screening of film and videos curated by Kelly. The screening offers insight into Kelly’s working method and continued conflation of the decisions made by journalists with those made under the aesthetic conventions of the visual artist, aligning the objective principles of documentary with the subjective process of selection by artists. Kelly will join us in a video chat to introduce the screening and his curatorial thinking.
List of works include:
• Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko, Bunte Kuh (2015)
• Mary Ellen Bute, Synchromy No. 4: Escape (1937-38)
• Mary Helena Clark, The Glass Note (2018)
• Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells (2018)
• Jean-Paul Kelly, Service of the goods (2013); A Minimal Difference (2012); and The Innocents (2014).
• Norman McLaren, Dots (1941)
• James Richards’, Raking Light (2014)
*The exhibition That ends that matter continues the artist’s interest in the divide between materiality and perception; what we see and what is actually represented. The exhibition centers on Kelly’s own recounting based on memory and observation as a visitor to courtroom hearings at the City of London’s Magistrates’ Court in the UK—a criminal justice system, which completely forbids any kind of recording; visual or otherwise. The result includes a visual music animation, online image streams, and a re-enactment of witnessed events. The various film selections serves as a boarder set of relations to the exhibition and Kelly’s overall interests in different forms of representation from documentary frameworks to film production. That ends that matter is the first presentation of Jean-Paul Kelly’s work in Winnipeg and in the prairies. For more information on the artist and the exhibition visit our website: plugin.org