Discussion with Irene F. Whittome

View of the exhibition Irene F. Whittome. Room 901, VOX, from January 25 to March 9, 2013.

Photo: Michel Brunelle.

March 6, 2013

Exhibition

Irene F. Whittome. Room 901
2013.01.25 - 09.03

Room 901 is a vast undertaking that led Irene F. Whittome to work in her studio for two consecutive years, creating a work and systematically…

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Irene F. Whittome, Vincent Bonin and Marie J. Jean will discuss the issues surrounding the repeated re-exhibitions and remediations of Room 901 since its conception in 1980.

Room 901 is a vast undertaking that led Irene F. Whittome to work in her studio for two consecutive years, creating a work and systematically documenting its production. The enterprise resulted in more than 1,500 photographs, a 16mm film, several boxes cum display cases, and three exhibitions. Thirty years later, Room 901 is the subject of a reflection on the modalities for re-enactment of a site-specific intervention, and provides the opportunity to examine the variable status of a work, its documentation and its exhibitions.