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Essay by Cliff Eyland

Forget Me images

NEIL WEDMAN: FORGET ME
WEDMAN
Above: still from Neil Wedman's Forget Me video, 1970-2000 . Photo credit: Stuart McCall

NEIL WEDMAN: FORGET ME
27 Jan. - 4 Mar. 2011

Reception: Wednesday 9 February, 5-8 pm
Artist's talk: Wednesday 9 February, 8 pm

Neil Wedman is the ideal kind of artist to bring to an art school because he is accomplished in many media, including drawing, video, painting and bookmaking. Forget Me is made up of "screen test" clips that Wedman shot in 1970, when he was a very young man, set to music by The Cure. The artist:
The original film was shot not by me but under my direction by some forgotten, anonymous buddy whose dad had a movie camera. That was in 1970 and I was fifteen or sixteen years old. I am the person off camera on the left to whom the subjects respond. I can't remember what I was saying to them, just asking non-sequitur type questions I think.... The film was shot in a classroom at the high school we all attended and the on-camera participants were assembled through a kind of open casting call...
This exhibition is part of the series BLACK BOX: VIDEO PROJECTIONS AT GALLERY ONE ONE ONE, September - March 2010/11. Gallery One One One's Autumn and Winter season will be exclusively devoted to exhibitions of video projection, during which the gallery will be transformed from a white cube into a black box. Gallery One One One Director Cliff Eyland, with Prof. Alex Porucnyk as a curatorial consultant, will curate this set of exhibitions.

Gallery One One One gratefully acknowledges the support of The Manitoba Arts Council, School of Art staff and volunteers, Neil Wedman, and curatorial consultant Alex Poruchnyk.
Gallery One One One hours are: Noon to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Admission is free. Gallery One One One is located at the School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605. The FitzGerald Building is located at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry Campus next to the University Centre. Parking is available in the Parkade behind FitzGerald Building, and at meter and ticket dispenser lots. Parking is free after 4:30 PM and on weekends. Campus map link.

For information please contact Sigrid Dahle sigriddahle@shaw.ca