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Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5

June 18 – August 24, 2014
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall

Acclaimed Canadian media artists Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay premiere the latest instalment of their ongoing collaborative project The Same Problem, initiated in 2009. The Same Problem 5 explores questions of the ego and memory within a reconstruction of deeply felt media experiences. Both artists are interested in notions of splintered identities and the mutability of self. Through the process of addressing these ever present vulnerabilities, composite characters begin to emerge, stitched together from pre-existing material and subtly melded with scenes filmed by the artists themselves and with a carefully wrought sense for language and sound.




Event(s):

Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 18
5:30 – 8:00 PM

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 PM

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre, unless otherwise noted

A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

A close up of a man with his palm open, holding a gold substance
Fig. 1

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, The Same Problem 5, 2014, video still. Courtesy the artists

Video still of a dark room, long curtains hanging on the wall
Fig. 2

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, The Same Problem 5, 2014, video still. Courtesy the artists

Installation Shots

Video still of a man walking through a house
Fig. 1

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5 (installation view), 2014 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

Video still of a man walking through a house
Fig. 2

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5 (installation view), 2014 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

Video still of a man outside at night
Fig. 3

Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5 (installation view), 2014 © Eugen Sakhnenko, Ryerson Image Centre

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A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival