Her Name Is Beatrice/She, You and I/Intersections in Witnessing

Lara Rosenoff, Amnesty?, 40.6 x 50.8 cm inkjet print, 2007

Lara Rosenoff, In the Gardens, 40.6 x 50.8 cm inkjet print, 2007

Lara Rosenoff, frame selected from Positive Transparencies, 127 x 132.8 cm 35 mm reversal film, plexiglass, 2010

Lara Rosenoff, Installation view of Hello?Children, Armed conflict and Internal Displacement, 127 x 132.8 cm, mixed media, 2009

Lara Rosenoff, Installation view of Hello? Children, Armed Conflict and Internal Displacement in vitrines at Gallery 44

Her Name Is Beatrice/She, You and I/Intersections in Witnessing

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 to Saturday, October 16, 2010
Opening Reception:
September 17,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Lara Rosenoff’s work probes the potentials and pitfalls in global/local "witnessing," while challenging complacent views that separate lives of peace and plenty from those of war and poverty. The artist asks how privileging marginalized voices/knowledge in contrast to dominant state, media and humanitarian narratives, can re-conceptualize ideas relating to internal displacement and armed conflict. 

PUBLIC INSTALLATION
As part of the exhibition, Lara Rosenoff will also be displaying her video piece entitled Hello? Children, armed conflict and internal displacement on 3 outdoor screens, generously donated by OBN, at Dundas/Yonge, Dundas/Bay, Bay/Dundas Concourse in collaboration with the local, non-profit, advocacy group GuluWalk as part of their new campaign to support youth in war-affected Northern Uganda. September 6–19, 2010.

ARTIST TALK
Roundtable Discussion on Documentary-Based Research Practices with Melanie Friend, Lara Rosenoff, and Katy McCormick: 1–3 PM, Friday, September 17, Ted Rogers School of Business Management, room 2147, Ryerson University, 575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas St. W.).

These lectures are supported by the Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University and co-presented with Gallery 44.

Artist Biography: 

Lara Rosenoff is an award-winning artist whose work has been shown at festivals, on television, in galleries and at policy conferences in Canada, Uganda, the United States, and Japan. She completed her BA in Communication Studies at Concordia University (1998), her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University (2009), and is currently a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She owes most of her life education to the Acholi community in Northern Uganda. Her work mixes film, photography, video and installation to question notions of witnessing and hegemonic narratives on global systemic injustices.

Curator: 

Katy McCormick’s solo exhibitions have appeared in Canada at Gallery TPW, The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, and at VOX, Montreal. Recent essays include “Emergence/Legacies,” appearing in Emergence: Contemporary Photography in Canada (2009) and “Scene as Space Across Time: Presence, Passage and Transition,” in BlackFlash (2008). In 2007 she curated Rearrangements: Photography/Performance/Sculpture. She is assistant professor in photography and director of the student-run gallery at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.