Vancouver - The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery - David Claerbout28/10/2008
VANCOUVER - THE MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY - DAVID CLAERBOUT
10.10.2008 > 07.12.2008
The exhibition by David Claerbout that was initiated by Centre Pompidou in Paris last year is on view at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver this Fall. The exhibition will transform the gallery to show a selection of video installations that date from 1996 to the present.
Claerbout draws on the conventions of film, photography, and digital media, challenging boundaries by combining traditional technologies in the production of his works. His works defy the expectations of the viewer, as he manipulates still photographs to introduce movement, subtly accelerates or decelerates his films, edits separate recordings together, and often employs narratives that become a secondary feature to the work. What is central to Claerbout's body of work is the nature of time. Claerbout frequently introduces natural elements - such as sunlight and darkness - as anchor points for the perception of time.
The exhibition is curated by Scott Watson and is a collaboration with the Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada. The exhibition catalogue, David Claerbout, The Shape of Time, was produced with the Centre Pompidou Paris.
More information: www.belkin.ubc.ca
Bordeaux Piece, 2004
Courtesy Rennie Collection, Vancouver