ZIN TAYLOR | PUT YOUR EYE IN YOUR MOUTH
SATURDAY 10 MARCH 2007 – SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2007
Put Your Eye in Your Mouth is a video installation structured as a 22-minute broadcast-length documentary that explores the personalities that form a fantastic narrative of the public identity of Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-net subway entrance/sculpture in the town of Dawson City, in the Yukon Territory. Taylor conducted an extensive interview with Reinald Nohal, German art patron, part-time Yukon resident, friend of Kippenberger’s and the builder and designer of the Metro-net. Nohal’s accounts of the conceptualization and construction of the Metro-net provided the basis for Taylor’s series of dramatic re-enactments. Put Your Eye in Your Mouth’s cast of characters are based as much in reality as in imagination. The video is accompanied by a small book comprised of photographic documentation of the Metro-net and the material-debris found at the site. Taylor’s elaborate project introduces audiences to a scenario that addresses the variables involved in constructing an identity for a subject.
ZIN TAYLOR currently divides his time between Toronto and Antwerp. His work addresses the role audience plays in constructing new meanings from the field of popular culture. His projects reflect on the cultural environment as a
construction site where lateral and at times divergent narrative constructions are developed through an active and individual participation. Recent exhibitions include Dedicated To You But You Weren’t Listening, The Power Plant (Toronto); Nub, Diaz Contemporary, Du Ct de Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Galerie Ren Blouin (Montral); The Spiders, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver); 18:Beckett, Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga); Who Named the Days?, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects (Toronto); and Ideas of North, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, (Berlin). Upcoming solo exhibitions include Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, (Berlin), and Establissement d’en Face Projects (Brussels). Prior to its presentation at YYZ, Put Your Eye In Your Mouth: a conversational documentary recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net Station in Dawson City, Yukon, was presented at the Presentation House Gallery, (North Vancouver). Taylor is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects.
Presented in conjunction with the 20th annual Images Festival, 5-14 April 2007. For more information please visitwww.imagesfestival.com
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