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Barry Doupé Screening at the AGNS!


Barry Doupé’s film The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important will be screened Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm in the Windsor Theatre at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. This screening is in accordance with The Centre for Art Tapes’ co-presented exhibition All That Glows with the AGNS. The screenshot below is from the film.

The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important – 2012, 119 min – explores the power structure within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel storylines — one involving the investigation of a suspect employee, the other a stolen painting — converge in an exposition on gender and desire. Doupé’s computer-animated film has its characters rapidly evolve through three distinct acts, while subverting the dominant archetypes in the Japanese salaryman genre. The hierarchical relationship between boss and employees is undone to examine language, art, and expression.


All That Glows, The Centre for Art Tapes’ co-presented exhibition with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, runs at the AGNS until June 22nd. The exhibition features the work by Barry Doupé (Vancouver), Lucie Chan (Vancouver), and Libby Hague (Toronto).

A Family Sunday Workshop will take place on May 11 at the AGNS from 1pm – 4pm. It will include hands on studio activities for children and youth based on All That Glows.

An artist book co-published by the Centre for Art Tapes and Conundrum Press on the artistic practices of Chan, Doupé and Hague is be available for purchase at the Gallery’s Shop and at the Centre for Art Tapes. The book includes writings by animation artists and critical writers James MacSwain and Steve Reinke about the relationship of animated moving image practices within the visual art exhibition.

The Centre for Art Tapes is a not-for-profit artist-run charitable organization that supports artists at all levels working with electronic media including video, audio, and new media, explored in production facilities, through curated exhibitions and screenings. For information: www.cfat.ca .

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada with a mission to engage people with art. With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the gallery houses the province’s art collection and offers a range of exceptional exhibitions, education and public programming. For information: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca .

Conundrum Press is an independent local book publisher working out of Wolfville. They specialize in graphic novels. For more information: www.conundrumpress.com .


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