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Zone A Exhibition - (Curated by: Candice Hopkins)

Karen Henderson, Slow Falls Rising, 2011

Victoria University, University of Toronto Campus, east side of building
(South of Charles Street, east of Queen's Park)
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Slow Falls Rising, 2011

Karen Henderson - Toronto, Canada

Video Installation

View a video capturing Niagara Falls flowing slowly upwards.  In Slow Falls Rising, turning the image upside down and slowing it down has taken the gravity and speed, but not the wonder, out of the iconic waterfall.

An interest in how film and video are like a series of photographs, shown one after another, has led the artist to experiment with different aspects of video, like time and direction.

Video produced in technical collaboration with Greg Woodbury.

Karen Henderson is a visual artist working in time-based media, photography, sculpture and site-specific installation. She grew up in Scotland, leaving there to attend the Central School of Art and later Camberwell School of Art in London, England after which she completed her MFA at the University of Victoria, British Columbia in 1988. She has lived and worked in Toronto since 1989 and has exhibited work in Canada and internationally at galleries including The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant.

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