certainty is becoming our nemesis

certainty is becoming our nemesis

07 February–02 May 2020

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, USA | Website

An international collection of short films that address themes of transformation and self-invention, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.

Late twentieth-century art as a platform for individual projection has inaugurated an aesthetic of ambiguity which permeates contemporary examples of cultural reflections. Guest curated by Steve Polta and informed by the resonances of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in the exhibition and Issue #235 of Aperture magazine, certainty is becoming our nemesis presents works that trace the blurred boundaries of self-expression and how ambiguity of identity manifests as an emotional survival strategy.