Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Endurance

Gallery 1C03 is pleased to host Video Pool Media Art Centre's presentation of Collin Zipp's latest work, The Endurance.

Using a non-linear narrative, Zipp deconstructs the story of a failed arctic voyage. Known as The Endurance, this ship was trapped in sea ice and frozen fast for ten months. The ship was crushed and destroyed by flowing ice packs, ultimately sinking to the sea floor. Contrasting this story of humanity's ultimate yielding to natural forces are multiple images of ice breaking on open waters. Projected onto a constructed multi-layered screen, these images create a two part video installation exploring the haunting beauty of failure and consequence.

Collin Zipp is a multidisciplinary video/digital artist who obtained his BFA from the University of Manitoba's School of Art in 2005. His work uses experimental techniques such as scratching, hand processing, and digital re-touching to push the capacity of the video medium into uncharted and unfamiliar territory. Zipp has exhibited his video work widely throughout North America and overseas in both gallery exhibitions and video screenings.

Video Pool acknowledges the support of the University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Manitoba Arts Council.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 4 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03 (1st Floor, Centennial Hall, 515 Portage Ave).

Regular exhibition hours will be Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. until July 2, 2009.

For more information, please contact Przemek Pyszczek, Programming Coordinator, Video Pool Media Arts Centre (204.949.9134 or vpprogramming@videopool.org).

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