Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 6-8pm
Exhibition Runs May 25 to June 22, 2013
Artist will be in attendance at the opening.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Video artist Frédéric Moffet’s works engage in a disappearing act, aiming for a conflicting sense of loss, nostalgia and resilience. POSTFACE looks back at troubled 1950’s screen idol Montgomery Clift, whose private life and career spiralled downward after a 1956 car crash left his face scarred and partially paralyzed. The video is an exploration of obsolescence, the project serving as a eulogy to this self-destructive and essentially faceless actor, and to outdated tape formats.
The two-channel video installation, The Faithful, revolves around two opposite screens that portray men of different age, race and style, all of these individuals active in an intense game of seduction. The men of The Faithful are loyal to the politics of early gay liberation. The act of cruising—of looking with inquisitive eyes at the possible—is what the work demands of the viewer.
Frédéric Moffet is a media artist, educator, video editor, cultural worker and cat lover. He lives in Montreal and in Chicago. His work explores the slippery territory between history, lived experience and fantasy. Some of his projects include The Faithful, POSTFACE, Jean Genet in Chicago and Hard Fat.
Trinity Square Video Gallery – 401 Richmond St. West – Suite 376