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Jorge Lozano: Moving Still_still life

October 14 – December 13, 2015
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre
Guest Curator: Kate MacKay

MOVING STILL_still life depicts the harsh realities of daily life in Siloé, a suburb of Cali, Colombia, plagued with chronic violence. This eight-channel video installation consists of candid interviews with the city’s inhabitants along with scenes of their homes, their streets and the surrounding landscape. Created with the participation of youth from the district, staged scenes illustrate the conflict the subjects describe. The proliferation of viewpoints and the movement between documentary and fictional modes combine to create a multifaceted portrait of a complex and often dangerous existence.




Event(s):

Opening Party

Wednesday, October 21
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Exhibition Tour
Jorge Lozano and Curator Kate MacKay
Wednesday, November 25
6:00 PM

A still from a film. A plant blowing in the wind in front of an old building. Closed captioning reads: "I got involved with a paramilitary group."
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Jorge Lozano, MOVING STILL_still life, 2010–15, still frame from video installation

 

A woman, barefoot in a skirt and tank top, walks up a flight of brightly-coloured stairs
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Jorge Lozano, MOVING STILL_still life, 2010–15, still frame from video installation

Three young boys hold pieces of wood like guns
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Jorge Lozano, MOVING STILL_still life, 2010–15, still frame from video installation

A shirtless young man wearing blue and white plaid shorts holds a gun. Text reads "I can get the gun that I want any time"
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Jorge Lozano, MOVING STILL_still life, 2010–15, still frame from video installation

A calm waterfall over large rocks
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Jorge Lozano, MOVING STILL_still life, 2010–15, still frame from video installation

Installation Shots

8 video stills of the ground, plants, and dirt
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Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life (installation view), 2015 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

8 video stills of people dancing outside a restaurant at night
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Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life (installation view), 2015 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

8 video stills of cars, people talking, and police
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Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life (installation view), 2015 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre