Drinking songs and cocktail furniture, film sets and nighttime newspapers, dream states and unconscious meanderings weave their way through the work of Canadian artists Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, whose collaborations cut across film, sculpture, writing, and book-making. This new presentation at ICA is the second stage of the artists’ three-part project that evolved from an exhibition at The Banff Centre, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set—a bar, a beach, and a hotel room—the show revolves around two 16mm films that portray the artists’ sculptural characters as they embark on mysterious journeys.
The first film, Bottles Under the Influence (2012), stars glass bottles from the collection of the Historical Museum of Wines and Spirits in Stockholm, which are treated as actors to be staged, observed, projected on, used, and destroyed. The second film, Consider the Belvedere (2015), takes the form of a detective story. Shot on location in the exhibition at The Banff Centre, and in Vancouver at the Belvedere apartment complex, this most recent film will premiere at ICA.
Organized at ICA by Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Program Curator.