Jon Rafman
Remember Carthage 28 aug.— 5 oct. 2013

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Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran will make use of a new space adjacent to the main exhibition room to present Remember Carthage, a video by Jon Rafman. In Remember Carthage, the artist (in collaboration with Rosa Aiello) explores the relationship between memory and identity, both historical and personal. Sourcing footage from video games and Second Life, this video takes the viewer on a journey in search of an abandoned resort hotel deep in the Sahara. Moving seamlessly between actual, virtual, and imaginary space, the work underscores the difficulty of constructing a continuous narrative in a present increasingly bereft of meaning. While using technological tools themselves to show how they can estrange us from history, this film blurs the line between genuine and reproduced, physical and virtual, remains of the past. Remember Carthage highlights the impact of a post-internet world on notions of loss, decay, and nostalgia.

This exhibition takes place in conjunction with Jon Rafman’s participation to Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal.