Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko
Single-channel installation | 16mm to HD | 20 min | 2017
As flames engulf the abandoned homes of Aultsville, Ontario with a stopwatch timing the duration of their destruction, a retired philosopher struggles to articulate how the process of perception is to be brought within the bounds of physical science. What is fire? The protagonist struggles to answer, stuck in a zone that can only ever be partially objective, a zone in which personal intuitions and scientific experiments are intermingled. A Kind of Loud Roar returns to the winter of 1958, when the Fire Section of the Division of Building Research burned eight buildings to the ground.
A Kind of Loud Roar, excerpt
- Part of the exhibition “of movement & dwelling”, curated by Farah Yusef, alongside work by Tings Chak and Felix Kalmenson, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, January 13 – March 10, 2017: http://www.trinitysquarevideo.com/of-movement-and-dwelling/
- A Home Is Not a Building, Evan Pavka, Canadian Art, Feb 2017: https://canadianart.ca/reviews/a-home-is-not-a-building/