Articles on "Collaboration", the show I'm currently a part of. By Yale Daily News, Daily Nutmeg, and more...
...Gendron adds his own layer to that narrative, chronicling hours in the lives of World War Two reenactors with bright yellow stars stitched to their clothing and SS uniforms neatly pressed and ready to go.
The images, which catch them in action and off the clock, are as compelling as they are unsettling: (In one photo, the children's mother) Teresa, smiles, and looks over her shoulder with big, bright eyes, her kids scarf down fast food on a lunch break. In another, she clutches them close as a Nazi soldier walks by their window, patrolling the street. All of them beckon in rosy, highly saturated color, jarring when one considers the reality they are portraying.
An exerpt from Gendron’s documentary, Playing Soldier, runs on loop beside the images.
I'm really pleased to announce that I'll be part of a group show at Artspace new haven, on July 26th 4-7 (reception). I'm thrilled to be a part of it, since they are a fantastic bunch of artists.
Monique Atherton, Thomas Breen, Ed Gendron, Daniel Eugene, Rachelle Mozman Solano, and Thana Faroq
It's entitled Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography. Curated by a likewise fantastic and accomplished group;
Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography. A project by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford and Laura Wexler, organized in collaboration with Artspace.
Details are here: https://artspacenewhaven.org/exhibitions/collaboration-a-potential-history-of-photography/
I will be showing Playing Soldier at Best Video in Hamden on Monday Nov 12th at 7pm.
As an added bonus, the movie will be preceded by a short little animated film :-)
Come on out, have some fun! See it on the screen - with an audience, the way movies are meant to be seen!!
Thanks to the Nutmeg Gazette for publishing my short essay on filmmaking and the making of "Playing Soldier"
I'm very pleased to announce that Playing Soldier will be showing at NH Docs in june
9:30 PM June 2nd
-Screening Room 208,
Whitney Humanities Center,
53 Wall Street, New Haven CT
Playing Soldier (Edwin Gendron, 2018) – 72min – Connecticut Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film
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