tif bullard
Qu'est-ce qu'il a dit?
June 2009
installation
Qu'est-ce qu'il a dit?

(translates from French to English as "What is it that he said?")

True vs. False. Him vs. Her. Me vs. Character.

Using Jean-Luc Godard's premier New Wave French film, A bout de souffle (Breathless), I intersect myself as disguised player. Riffing off of Godard's invention of the jump-cut, photography replaces motion picture. The focus is on the still image. The gesture. The body's position. A point of memory.

A study in translation.
From first to last phone call to final encounter to final words.

a live performance & 3-wall installation
for 2700 exhibition
at the Betty Rymer Gallery
280 S. Columbus Drive

Opening reception June 18 4:30 - 7pm (featuring live durational performance by Tif Bullard)
Exhibition ran June 19 - July 31, 2009

About the exhibition:
The twenty-seven-hundred-square-foot space of the Rymer Gallery
becomes the site for work by SAIC students and recent alumni.
Artists include Sarah Belknap, Joseph Belknap, Tif Bullard, Yu-Hang
Huang, Merideth Lacina, Alison Rhoades, and Isabelle Schiltz.

Rymer Gallery
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603
312.443.3703
www.saic.edu/exhibitions
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm
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