The Still Living End

The Still Living End is a nostalgic revisitation of Gregg Araki’s ‘The Living End,’ executed through a meticulous recreation of its theatrical properties. A lush yet haunting living painting featuring a collection of objects set on an overflowing prop table, Chevalier’s new video subsumes the technical apparatus of film production in order to ask what is still living when all else is stripped away?

Toronto-based artist Vincent Chevalier melds autobiography, documentary research, and appropriated media to construct uncanny works on screen. His projects constitute an autoethnographic study of AIDS and queer sexuality as they relate to personal narratives and larger social, political, and historical contexts.