Once You've Shot The Gun You Can't Stop The Bullet

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  • Once You've Shot The Gun You Can't Stop The Bullet

  • Artist: Jayce Salloum
  • Year: 1988
  • Duration: 8:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Shot on location in Beirut, Bikfayam Byblos, Jerusalem, Jouni, Kelwona, La Jolla, Las Vegas, Limososl, LA, Mesa, NYC, Portland, San Diego, San Felipe, Tijuana, Vancouver.  From accumulated live footage recorded over a period of three years, this piece weaves itself in and out of experiences of differentiation, distance, closeness, otherness and other discursive questions in the construction and constitution of a subject.
    Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media and video since 1975. Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural contexts of place. The grandson of Syrian (now a part of Lebanon) immigrants, Salloum studied in the United States. Central themes played out in his work include questions of exile, ethnic representation and cultural identity. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In 2014, Salloum won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Accession #: 1661a
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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