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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

Exhibition Detail
Year Zero. A Prison With No Walls
33 GOULD STREET
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Canada


March 20th, 2013 - April 14th, 2013
Opening: 
March 20th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
, Gemma WarrenGemma Warren
© Courtesy of the artist and RYERSON IMAGE CENTER
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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am - 6pm / Wednesday: 11am - 8pm / Saturday: 12nn - 5pm / Sunday-Monday: Closed
TAGS:  
photography
> DESCRIPTION

A reflection on the relationship between memory, trauma, past, and present, the work focuses specifically on the repercussions of the Khmer Rouge genocide, which took place throughout Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The landscape photographs in this series provide a visual framework as documents of present sites inhabited by traumatic histories. Incorporating direct quotes from survivors, Warren creates a dynamic that reveals a gap between the atrocities that were suffered and what the landscape fails to reveal. Similar to the photographs, video and audio are looped to display images and sounds specific to S-21 Tuol Sleng prison and Choeung Ek Killing Fields, placing the viewer directly in front of the sites where so many lost their lives.


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