The Power Plant

Fall 2012 Members-Only Exhibition Viewing

Tue Sep 18 2012

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Power Plant

This exhibition viewing and complimentary reception will feature an informal talk about The Clock by Prospero Pictures Founder and President Martin Katz and a tour of Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage by Sally McKay.

Prospero Pictures Founder and President Martin Katz has produced or executive produced numerous award-winning feature film and television productions, notably the Academy Award and Golden Globe multi-nominee Hotel Rwanda, written and directed by Terry George; David Cronenberg’s award-winning Spider, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival; and Bronwen Hughes’ Stander, which the London Observer called “the greatest heist film since Reservoir Dogs”.

The Clock (2010) is a unique and compelling work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay. The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Marclay compiled thousands of film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period.

Sally McKay is an art writer, independent curator and practicing artist. She is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in Art History and Visual Culture at York University, studying neuroaesthetics.

From 1997-2003, Sally was co-owner/editor with Catherine Osborne of the Toronto art magazine Lola. Since that time she has continued to publish numerous essays and reviews on Canadian art, she has curated several major exhibitions, and continues to perform and exhibit her own art projects.

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast. Fast works primarily with video to examine how individual and collective histories interact. Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war. The Power Plant exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art. In his concern with the strategies of digital manipulation and perception, Fast’s work draws attention to the permeable boundaries between documentary and fiction.

This event is open to all levels of Membership. To RSVP please contact Sarah Heim, Membership & Donor Programs Coordinator at or 416.973.4926.