Date: Sunday, October 29, 2006, 9 p.m.
Artist talk and screening
Jayce Salloum's video work exists within and between the very personal, local, and trans-national. It aligns itself with social and political struggles through an intimate subjectivity and discursive challenge. He has worked in installation, photography, drawing, performance, text, and video since 1975, as well as curated exhibitions, conducted workshops and coordinated cultural projects. A media arts philosopher and cultural activist, his work critically engages the perception of social manifestations and political realities. Salloum has lectured worldwide and has exhibited at the widest range of local and international venues possible, from the smallest unnamed storefronts and community centres to institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Rotterdam International Film Festival; CaixaForum, Barcelona; 8th Havana Biennial and the 7th Sharjah Biennial. His texts have appeared in many journals including Third Text, Documents, Framework, Fuse, Felix, Mix, Public, Pubic Culture, and Semiotext(e). His most recent essay, sans titre /untitled: the video installation as an active archive is forthcoming in: Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower Press: London, 2007, dist. Series, Whitechapel Gallery, London). In 2006 his work was featured in the 15th Biennale Of Sydney and in a solo installation at the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich.