Robin Cameron’s “T-R-U-T-H”

Saturday, 02 June 2012
Art Metropole *NEW location* (1490 Dundas Street West)
2 PM

Robin Cameron in attendance

In conjunction with Art Metropole’s exhibition of Robin Cameron’s T-R-U-T-H, a selection of texts will be read aloud and discussed with the artist within the context of her exhibition at Art Metropole’s new location, which Cameron will transform into a book.

Conceived as a book expanded into an exhibition space, T-R-U-T-H  is the culmination of obsessive research referencing many disparate sources, ranging from short stories to cinema, and from hoaxes to philosophy. A web of connections is created around a single topic: truth. These include short stories written by Lydia Davis, every film that Jean Pierre Leaude has starred in, a hoax about a temporary tattoo that contains LSD, and the interpretation of Lacan’s theories of lack. Book pages give the viewer insight into the individual works, each relating back to the overarching theme.  With each exhibition of the project, T-R-U-T-H is considered an edition of a book in the making–with each version arranged slightly differently than the last.

Selected texts will include Lydia Davis’s Foucault and Pencil, Michael Bracewell’s The Nineties and a general discussion of Jacques Lacan’s idea of lack.

Robin Cameron recently graduated from Columbia University, New York. Her work examines the unfolding narrative of her own life through various media, including books (such as The Book that Makes Itself, 2011), prints, sculpture and video. Her practice includes narrative, coded autobiographies, full disclosure and personal mythologies. It has been shown in Canada, Japan, Mexico, and the US. It is held in the collections of The MoMA Library, The New Museum’s Resource Center and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

No Reading After the Internet (Toronto) is supported by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Special thanks to Art Metropole for their support of this salon.

Image credit: Robin Cameron, edition for Art Metropole, 2012.