Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Kitty Scott.
Vancouver-based Geoffrey Farmer (born 1967) is internationally known for his laboriously crafted projects of epic proportions combining theatrical techniques with historically sourced material.
Developed over extended periods of time, the artist’s multilayered works pursue multiple narratives, appearing in a constant state of transformation, as he continues to revisit and alter them.
Presented at the Canadian Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale, and named after an Allen Ginsberg poem, A Way out of the Mirror includes found-photographic and sculptural components that together constitute a meditation on the damage that seeps down through generations, drawing on his own history and his relationship with his father, as well as images of his grandfather’s car accident, and diving deeply into a more universal contemplation of truth and reconciliation.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Alex Farquharson, Heike Munder, Tobias Ostrander, Bettina Steinbrügge. Text by Alex Farquharson, Aram Moshayedi, Heike Munder, Kathy Noble, Tobias Ostrander, Bettina Steinbrügge, Michael Turner, Jan Verwoert.
Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer (born 1967) devises collections that unite aspects of visual art, literature, music, politics and history, and that eventually culminate in sprawling theatrical installations. This publication offers detailed insight into the artist’s installation entitled Let’s Make the Water Turn Black.
Published by Witte de With Publishers. Text by Thierry Davila, Diedrich Diederichsen, Vanessa Desclaux, Geoffrey Farmer, Zoë Gray.
Over the past decade, Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer has developed a performative, narrative approach to installation--combining video, drawing and improvisatory sculpture. The works evolve over the course of an exhibition or transform drastically from one site to another, lending instability to the notion of what an artwork, or exhibition, might be.