Phase Shifting Index , a seven channel video installation extends throughout the building of the Kunstverein. It depicts seven autonomous groups engaged in embodied, movement-based belief systems that aspire to induce parallel realities. Employing various outmoded 20th-century media, ranging from 16mm film to Hi-8 video tape, Shaw presents what appears to be documentary footage as the distant future, creating cognitive dissonance within the viewers’ relation to a sense of place and time.
The exhibition is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair and is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.
Frankfurter Kunstverein Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main