Don't Forget to Call
July 27th + 28th, 2018: 12pm-5pm
SAW Video and Knot Project Space are proud to present a two-day exhibition by media artist Nelly Matorina on July 27th and July 28th. Utilizing the layout of our current five-channel video exhibition Wednesdays, Before Piano by naakita feldman-kiss, Matorina will present an iteration of her installation Don’t Forget To Call, which is simultaneously being exhibited at Union Gallery in Kingston, Ontario. This temporary exhibition is presented as part of a series of events that brings together three young artists who are exploring intergenerational exchange (understood as the processes of learning, modes of relation and collaborative exercises that occur between generations) in their respective practices.
Don’t Forget to Call is a multi-channel video installation exploring mediated forms of communication. The installation is composed of various ‘calls’ to Matorina’s grandparents and other deceased ancestors, some of whom she has never met or spoken to. Throughout the lives of her relatives, most of their communication was mediated through calling cards and, more recently, calling home phone numbers through Skype. This installation extends Matorina’s familiarity with mediation into another realm: is a call to the afterlife that much further than a call over the internet?
Nelly Matorina is an artist and scientist exploring themes of migration, sleep, and memory through video, installation, experimentation, and data analysis. Her latest series of installations looks at intergenerational memory in a post-soviet context. Recent and upcoming shows/screenings include Square Pegs, Reelout Queer Film Festival, Union Gallery, and Modern Fuel.