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Professor Millie Chen’s "Tour" on a Tour of its Own – See it this Fall in Austin and Toronto

September 16, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming

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Professor Millie Chen‘s video piece Tour is on view at VTAPE in Toronto from Friday, Spetember 18th until Friday, October 16th. On September 27th, Tour will also be in the exhibition Strange Pilgrims, at The Contemporary Austin until January 24, 2016.

Chen will be at VTAPE for the opening reception of her exhibition on September 18th from 6-8pm and will give an artist talk at 6:30pm.

With Tour, Chen embarks on an extensive journey to explore what she terms lament geography as her camera ‘tours’ four former genocide sites around the globe. Tour engages intimately with each place via the land itself. As the camera moves restlessly through the landscape, acting as both witness and mourner, the haunting a cappella vocals trouble these mute surfaces with the possibility that peace and reconciliation are still elusive.

– VTAPE, Millie Chen: Tour