ESKFF is proud to support past resident, Eve K. Tremblay's Solo Show
December 9, 2014
EVE K. TREMBLAY
EKTBF451/EKTFF451: NOTES AND CONFESSIONS
Eve K. Tremblay’s multimedia project Becoming Fahrenheit 451 started in 2007. Similar to many of her other works, it was triggered by an accidental event from the artist’s former nomadic life and sharp observations of her close surroundings; in this particular case, the encounter with a video-rental store in Berlin, in the neighborhood Tremblay was living at the time. The store’s name, Filmgalerie 451, was indeed symbolic; it referred to the name of a famous Sci-Fi novel by Ray Bradbury (in the 1960s loosely adapted into film by François Truffaut) that describes not that distant future in which books and reading are treated as a threat to society’s peacefulness; as a disturbance that supposedly leads to uneasiness, doubt, criticality and consequently misfortune. Therefore, the books needed to be destroyed by specialized squads of firemen; only small groups of dissidents, the so- called “Book People,” had the mission to preserve the books from obsolescence in immaterial form- in their minds, through the specially developed photographic memorization method- in spite of being prosecuted. For MK Gallery, Tremblay envisioned an all-encompassing presentation of her Becoming Fahrenheit 451, titled EKTBF451/EKTFF45 : Notes and Confessions.
Eve K. Tremblay, born 1972 in Québec, studied French literature at the University of Montreal and Theater Studies at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, New York. She graduated Photography at Concordia University in Montreal. In the past few years she exhibited at Le Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal (Triennal 2012), Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Musée d’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Prague Biennale 5, Bergen Kunsthall, Lautom Contemporary in Oslo, Jack Shainman Gallery in New Yorku, Exit Art in New York, Momentum 7 the Nordic Biennale, The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in New York and Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin.Her work was presented in many Canadian printed magazines, in German Kunstforum, New York Times and in online edition of international art magazine Art Forum.
Exhibition is supported by: City of Zagreb and Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, Occurrence, Centre d'art et d'essais contemporains à Montréal, Kelton Labs (NY/NJ), Eileen S Kaminsky Family Foundation,Canadian Embassy in Zagreb.
The artist thanks to all the participants in the project over the years: Anne-Laure Dubé, Mme Rosine de Saint- Michel Dunezat, Oscar & Amy Mendez. Amelia Saul, Jonathan Lutes, Setareh Shahbazi, Bertrand Lacombe, Geneviève Rousseau, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Giovanni Frazetto, Gabriela Vainsencher/ Mickael King (Sound).
Support: Lucile de St-Michel Dunezat,Paul de St-Michel Dunezat & Véronique de St-Michel Dunezat, Pascal Grandmaison and The Greenwich House Pottery of New York.