Currently Showing

Bookmark and Share

Film by Pål Gusdal Jomås

Fri. July 27th 2007
Film by Pål Gusdal Jomås
Screenings, July 27 - August 3
Opening Reception: Friday 27, 8pm
Talk: 9pm

Artist, Collaborators and Participants in Attendance.

All are welcome.

My film Ministry of Casual Living, was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Casual Living in January 2007 as part of my one week solo exhibition at the Ministry.

My film was created together with young adults in Victoria who were willing to be interviewed for this project. The participants in the film are elaborating about their personal ideas of self projection. The film aims to question the portrayal of young adults in response to the idea of the explained person, as something everyone has to answer for. All interviews were unrehearsed and are a response to the created situation and their own grabbed words and will to explain. Identity and who controls it or directs it is the major theme in this film.

The film was only made possible with the engagement of all participants and Jay Morrit.

I am a Norwegian artist, that has been living in Winnipeg, Canada for the past year. I am formally educated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts. My major working themes include exploring an interview style video that combines the classic technical style of photographic still portraiture with contemporary video. Video-portraits are what enables me to question and evoke personal topics about concepts that are important to the (voluntary) participants I involve.

I wish to thank the City of Bergen, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa and Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg for the (continuing) support in my artistic practice.

Pål Gusdal Jomås
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
add photos
Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair - Jan 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair

Friday Jan. 4th until Fri. January 25th
Elyse Longair Solo Exhibition: 'Solar Tempests' at The Ministry Of Casual Living Gallery.

Open 24 Hours.

Everyone Welcome!

En Lieu of an opening feel free to send along a photo of you with the art, #elyselongair @elyselongair Read More

Coming Up

Block Mirror: Marlene Jess - Jan 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Block Mirror: Marlene Jess

Saturday Jan. 26th until Sat. February 16th
In the age of disembodiment, I believe humans may struggle for the capacity to maintain a sense of self beyond the accompaniment of a personal technological device. The device can record, alter and preserve the user’s sense of self for them. In a way, the device serves as a personal mirror.

I a... Read More