In the Absence of Heroes

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  • In the Absence of Heroes

  • Artist: Jayce Salloum
  • Artist: Gary Bourgeois
  • Year: 1984
  • Duration: 43:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Part IV: Warfare/A Case for Context consists layered components of war movies, documentaries and other war-related material edited with fragments of interviews and treated sound. This tape is a continuing series of works investigating social manifestations filling gaps in our lives.
    Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media and video since 1975. Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural contexts of place. The grandson of Syrian (now a part of Lebanon) immigrants, Salloum studied in the United States. Central themes played out in his work include questions of exile, ethnic representation and cultural identity. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In 2014, Salloum won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Accession #: 1208
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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