Curator: Mona Filip
Exploring the tensions between memory and fiction, Erratics brings together two archives – one real, the other fictitious. Toronto artist/curator Malka Greene and screenwriter Alan Resnick’s Discovered Stories mines a newly found archive comprising World War II reconnaissance photography and other documents belonging to Dr. Morris Resnick, Alan’s father. Greene and Resnick catalogue the material and create a museum-like installation about the life of an Ontario Jewish family. Complementing their search for verity is Toronto author Martha Baillie’s approach to bringing to life her most recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlogel through music, voice recordings and postcards. Narrated by an unnamed archivist, Baillie’s hypnotic novel attempts to piece together the truth about Schlogel’s life – his journey from his stifling small German town to exploring the Canadian North and finding himself lost in time. Full details.
Presented by the Koffler Gallery. A Featured Exhibition in the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.