(IM)MORTALITY AT PARK PLACE GALLERY
JOHN BRUCE and PAWEŁ WOJTASIK,
with JEM COHEN
Opening Friday, May 18, 7:30-10:00PM
Special Event Friday, May 18, 6:30-7:30PM (prior registration necessary)
Evening with Jem Cohen, Saturday, May 19, 7:30-9:20PM (prior registration necessary)
Gallery hours: Saturday, May 19, 12:00PM-7:00PM
Gallery hours: Sunday, May 20 12:00AM- 7:00PM
Park Place Gallery has the pleasure to present the first exhibition of moving image art in the gallery’s history, We are excited to show a new installation by Pawel Wojtasik and John Bruce entitled (IM)MORTALITY and a special program by filmmaker Jem Cohen. John Bruce and Pawel Wojtasik have spent many years exploring the issues of aging and mortality, as well as the potential for transcendence that is associated with the space between life and death. The exhibition will take place in two rooms of the gallery. Each room will feature a different but complementary video piece. In one of the rooms an ectoplasmic object will be shown. The object has been designed as an emanation from the realm situated between that of matter and spirit.
On Friday, May 18, at 6:30PM before the exhibition opening proper, a Special Event will take place at the gallery. The event will broaden the scope of the ideas and of the formal approaches surrounding (IM)MORTALITY.
Only a limited number of participants will be able to attend the event, one will need to buy tickets in advance. The event will last approximately 45 minutes.
After its conclusion, at around 7:30pm, the opening proper will begin to which everyone is invited.
On Saturday, May 19, at 7:30PM
An Evening with Jem Cohen
Cohen’s films, with their emphasis on close observation of daily life, are inherently documents of the ephemeral - the here, the gone, and the in-between. Whether registering neighborhoods lost to corporate takeover and rising rents, the shifting vagaries of light and weather, or human faces and bodies, the films have always been both elegies and celebrations of impermanence.
In conjunction with Pawel Wojtasik and John Bruce’s show, Cohen will present a program of old and newer works. Total Running Time for films and discussion: 110 minutes
Films will include:
THIS CLIMATE (2017, 3 min. HD)
BURY ME NOT (2016, 10 min. HD)
ON ESSEX ROAD (2016, 11 min. HD)
BLESSED ARE THE DREAMS OF MEN (2006, 16mm on HD, 9:15)
THE PASSAGE CLOCK (FOR WALTER BENJAMIN) (2008, 16mm, 10:00) with Patti Smith