Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service
February 10, 2001 - March 11, 2001
Consolation Service is a multi-projection installation that tells the story of a young couple in the process of breaking up. From the point of view of a young woman, themes of endings, death, and time are developed through poetic elements and a narrator who gets mixed up in the events that she herself narrates.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) studied filmmaking at the London College of Printing, UCLA, and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1990 she received the Young Artist of the Year Award, Tampere, Finland. Since then, she has received numerous grants and awards, including an AVEK-award for important achievements in the field of audio-visual culture (1997), the Edstrand Art Price (1998), a DAAD fellowship (1999), honorary mention at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), the Vincent Van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe (2000), and a five-year grant from the Central Committee for the Arts (2001).
Consolation Service is presented in partnership with the Media City Film Festival.