Project Space
Camille Henrot | Grosse Fatigue
Curated by Andréa Picard
Sep 05, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013

Presented in collaboration with TIFF Future Projections Program
Supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts

An exceedingly prolific multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from sculpture and drawing to film and video, Camille Henrot won the Silver Lion for best young promising artist at this year’s Venice Biennial for her heady “encyclopedic” video Grosse Fatigue, which perfectly encapsulates our anxious, knowledge-thirsty contemporary moment. Windows upon windows open on a computer screen like a succession of Russian dolls, revealing a dizzying array of taxonomic information, accompanied by slam poetry-style narration (written in collaboration with poet Jacob Bromberg and percussively scored by acclaimed DJ Joakim Bouaziz) that describes an increasingly breathless excursion through the history of the universe. An addictive mix of beats and anthropology, Grosse Fatigue is video art as exhilarating nervous breakdown.

Curated by Andréa Picard