VID INGELEVICS

 

Vid Ingelevics is based in Toronto, Canada, where he works as an educator, artist and independent curator. For almost 30 years his artwork has been concerned with the relationship between various forms of remembrance and the representation of the past.

Often working in an installation format (with a strong emphasis on photography) his projects have ranged from explorations of the pathology of personal and institutional memory to the impact of forced displacement on refugees and succeeding generations. His work has been seen in exhibitions in Canada and has toured Europe extensively.

Freedom Rocks is a collaborative project between Vid Ingelevics and Blake Fitzpatrick that began in 2003. The title is taken from the branding found on a bag of small Berlin Wall souvenir pieces sold in Toronto in the early 1990s. The project began with the goal of documenting the post-1989 movement of the Wall, both large full segments and small fragments, from Berlin to North America.

The charting of the Wall as a mobile ruin has revealed an object with shifting symbolic value and power. No longer activated by Cold War associations of fear and dread, the project has evolved to depict the everyday life of the Berlin Wall in a contemporary post-Cold War context in North America and in Berlin as it challenges assumptions that the Wall's history ended when the Cold War did.

Updates on: freedomrocks.ca…

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Vid Ingelevics is based in Toronto, Canada, where he works as an educator, artist and independent curator. For almost 30 years his artwork has been concerned with the relationship between various forms of remembrance and the representation of the past.

Often working in an installation format (with a strong emphasis on photography) his projects have ranged from explorations of the pathology of personal and institutional memory to the impact of forced displacement on refugees and succeeding generations. His work has been seen in exhibitions in Canada and has toured Europe extensively.

Freedom Rocks is a collaborative project between Vid Ingelevics and Blake Fitzpatrick that began in 2003. The title is taken from the branding found on a bag of small Berlin Wall souvenir pieces sold in Toronto in the early 1990s. The project began with the goal of documenting the post-1989 movement of the Wall, both large full segments and small fragments, from Berlin to North America.

The charting of the Wall as a mobile ruin has revealed an object with shifting symbolic value and power. No longer activated by Cold War associations of fear and dread, the project has evolved to depict the everyday life of the Berlin Wall in a contemporary post-Cold War context in North America and in Berlin as it challenges assumptions that the Wall's history ended when the Cold War did.

Updates on: freedomrocks.ca…

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