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Gemma Warren: Year Zero. A Prison With No Walls.

March 20 – April 14, 2013
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

A reflection on the relationship between memory, trauma, past, and present, the work focuses specifically on the repercussions of the Khmer Rouge genocide, which took place throughout Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The landscape photographs in this series provide a visual framework as documents of present sites inhabited by traumatic histories. Incorporating direct quotes from survivors, Warren creates a dynamic that reveals a gap between the atrocities that were suffered and what the landscape fails to reveal. Similar to the photographs, video and audio are looped to display images and sounds specific to S-21 Tuol Sleng prison and Choeung Ek Killing Fields, placing the viewer directly in front of the sites where so many lost their lives.




Event(s):

Opening Party
Wednesday, March 20
6:00–8:00 PM

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 PM

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

A photograph of an electrical pole on a dirt road
Fig. 1

Gemma Warren, Year Zero. A Prison With No Walls. Courtesy of the artist