untitled part 5:all is not lost but some things may have been misplaced along the way…

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  • untitled part 5:all is not lost but some things may have been misplaced along the way…

  • Artist: Jayce Salloum
  • Year: 2012
  • Duration: 110:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Over the summer of 2007 Salloum made four trips to Kelowna to do videotaping sessions with members of the Westbank First Nation and other First Nation residents of the area.  He worked in collaboration during much of the time with Chad Paul & with the assistance of Roxanne Lindley, both Syilx/Okanagan residents of the Westbank lands. The tape focuses on trajectories and contentions of relationships with the land: private and band development/land use/stewardship, medicines/foods; race, representation, identity, and knowledge; the legacies of contact; oral histories and sites of significance; cultural adaptation and survival; moving forward; and the complexities of reconciling traditional values with contemporary daily life within this specific geographic and social nexus at this moment in time.


    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 #: 5107
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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