Final Fantasy, a project by Owen Pallett and Patrick Borjal
8 April – 14 June 2009

A woman, dressed in a pantsuit resembling a disco ball, stands on a plinth. Spotlit, she is performing for an audience in a darkened environment.

Located in the AGYU vitrines is a preview of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy album, Heartland. This exclusive sneak peek of Owen Pallett’s upcoming full-length release is courtesy of Boyfriend Management and For Great Justice and features a web-based music video produced by Patrick Borjal, accompanied by a poster campaign from designer Colin Bergh.

Patrick Borjal is an artist and band manager for Final Fantasy. Borjal is the founder of talent agency Boyfriend Management, designer for the company Ready Set Gentlemen, and is one half of Paris-based duo HHHUGE. As a collaborator with video collective 640 480, he worked on numerous projects and web-based works.

Owen Pallett is the principal member of the band Final Fantasy, a live violin-looping project named in tribute to the melodramatic videogame series. Final Fantasy’s sophomore album, He Poos Clouds, was awarded the inaugural Polaris Prize for best Canadian full-length album in 2006. Pallett has worked on arrangements for many bands including Arcade Fire, and has recently completed a film score for Richard Kelly’s The Box with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne.

See also


Final Fantasy
8 Apr – 14 Jun 2009

Owen Pallett and Patrick Borjal: Final Fantasy

Owen Pallett and Patrick Borjal: Final Fantasy
vitrines exhibition
8 Apr - 14 Jun 2009




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