God's Dice

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November 13 – December 12, 2010

Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer, installation view of "God's Dice" (2010). Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. 

God’s Dice was a “sculpture play” presented by Geoffrey Farmer in association with Theatre of Erosion or I Hate Work That Is Not A Play, a four-week thematic residency that he lead at Banff Centre in 2010. Continuing his interest in time and place, and in art that makes process visible, Farmer created new work with participants in residence. Incorporating props from the Theatre Department, such as mirrors, musical instruments, sculptures, texts and costumes, this conceptual work makes use of chance operations, improvisational methods, and choreographed actions. It is the sum of all these parts that creates a singular narrative, a final story that can only be fully realized at the moment the end is announced.

Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer lives and works in Vancouver. He attended the San Francisco Institute of Art and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Farmer’s research-based projects result inmulti-media installations that combine video, film, performance, drawing, sculpture, found objects and texts. Recent solo exhibitions include Geoffrey Farmer (2008), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; The Last Two Million Years (2007), The Drawing Room, London; Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and Spacex, Exeter (2007); Pale Fire Freedom Machine (2005), Power Plant Gallery, Toronto; The Blacking Factory (2002), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Recent group exhibitions include The World As A Stage (2007), Tate Modern, London, and ICA Boston (2008); Gasoline Rainbows (2007), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2007); Classified Materials (2005), Vancouver Art Gallery; and Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists (2005), MuHKA, Antwerp. In 2003 Geoffrey Farmer was awarded the Shadbolt VIVA AWARD given to emerging visual artists in British Columbia.