2017 Project

Gallery TPW Commission: Triangle Trade

Artist: Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, Camille Turner

Curator: Kim Simon

Location: Toronto

Partner: Gallery TPW

Duration: September 14 – November 11, 2017

Gallery TPW’s commissioning project Triangle Trade featured Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner. Created during a year of cross-border conversation on their specific relationships to land and belonging, Havre, Smith, and Turner collaborated on a new short film that features three puppet avatars—performing the selves of Havre, Smith, and Turner—navigating distinct worlds that at once isolate them and offer them the possibility of transformative connection. As they move through their respective landscapes, Havre, Smith, and Turner’s puppets reflect on blackness as a state of becoming, a mode of experience that reaches simultaneously into multiple futures and histories. The film is accompanied by a new multi-channel CCTV video installation developed by Smith that creates feedback loops of seeing and being seen amid an immersive environment.