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Opening Reception & Artist Talk: The Books of Waiting / An Appropriated Self-portrait

April 6, 2014 @ 2:30 pm


APRIL 4 – 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 14:30pm

TAC Art/Work Gallery
568 Richmond Street West
Gallery Hours:  April 4 – 15 (Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00pm)
All exhibitions closed during long weekend: 18, 19, 20 of April


Los Libros de Espera / The Books of Waiting

Livia Daza-Paris
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 6, 14:30pm

The Books of Waiting is a series of diaristic videos projected onto three hand-made books that capture kinesthetic responses to childhood memories about state organized violence. These memories oscillate between fiction and reality, attempting to make sense of a history meant to disappear from official records during Venezuela’s 1960s armed insurgency.

Venezuelan-Canadian artist Livia Daza-Paris incorporates performance, video and poetic narratives to integrate themes of unresolved memories. The Skinner Releasing Technique greatly influence her work.



Autorretrato Apropiado / An Appropriated Self-portrait

María José Alós
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 6, 14:30pm

The starting point for An Appropriate Self-Portrait is the conviction that the film fragment is to word, what audiovisual material is to vocabulary, and what the film archive is to language. Alós builds a character out of fragments extracted from international cinema and weaves with them her own personal history: past, present, and future; both imagined and reinvented.

María José Alós, from Mexico City, has participated in several international festivals, among them Women in Film and Television, Morelia International Film Festival, and MEX-PARISMENTAL.

 Curated by: 

Sinara Rozo-Perdomo
Mariuxi Zambrano

Co-presented by:



April 6, 2014
2:30 pm
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TAC Art/Work Gallery
568 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada