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Joyce Wieland’s Reason Over Passion

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (7:30pm)
5213 Grays Ave. Rm. 228

Upon his ascension to Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau summarized his approach to governance as “reason over passion.” In the hands of Joyce Wieland, this phrase was transformed first into a series of colorful quilts and then into this, her first feature length film. Intended to reflect his steady hand, to Wieland Trudeau’s catch phrase smacked of psychopathy. For her part, Wieland desired reason and passion in equal measure.

To serve as an artistic counterbalance, Wieland’s film acts as passion over reason, combining genuine hope for the future of Canada under Trudeau with an ironic detachment from traditional nationalism. Reason Over Passion contains 537 computer-generated permutations of the letters…

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