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Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal: Pavel Pavlov et Jim Campbell
SEPTEMBER 10 to OCTOBER 24, 2009
Friday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m.
From September 10 to October 24, 2009, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal and the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art will present works by Pavel Pavlov and Jim Campbell in the gallery. The exhibition opening, which will be attended by Mr. Pavlov, will be held on Friday, September 11 at 6:30 pm.
Pavel Pavlov (Montreal) will exhibit his new video installation, Every Bit of Landscape Beyond the Cloverleaf Interchange (Frankfurter Kreuz, Frankfurt, Germany) (2009). An extension of his landscape work begun in 2004, in this installation Pavlov reinforces his connection to the conceptual art of the 1960s and ‘70s by offering a multimedia series comprised of four videos filmed in a single take from a car driving along a highway. Gaëlle Morel, curator of the 11th annual Mois de la Photo à Montréal, describes this work by Pavlov as « an optical device that reconstructs space using the simultaneous perception of several viewpoints to upset the rules of perception ».
Jim Campbell (San Francisco) will present four multimedia installations comprised of Bus Stop (2003) and the series Street Scenes (2006-2008). Drawing on urban visuals and innovative technology, Campbell juxtaposes moving and fixed images (Bus Stop) and creates luminous animation (Street Scene). Commenting on the range of reactions that Campbell’s works tend to trigger among spectators, Ms. Morel explains that « by electronically controlling the resolution and speed of the videos, the artist prohibits an immediate understanding of the projected elements, reducing the intelligibility of the scenes to signals that are barley legible ».
On Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 12:30 p.m., Jim Campbell will speak at the ICI conference program (Intervenants culturels internationaux) at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques, local R-M130, www.ici.uqam.ca. Admission is free.
On Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 3:00 p.m., SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art will hold a seminar-meeting featuring Pavel Pavlov. Admission is free.
Quotes taken from: MOREL, Gaëlle. 2009. Les Espaces de l’image=The Spaces of the Image. Exhibition Catalogue. Montreal : Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, 296 p.
Pavel Pavlov would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Development grant) for its financial support and Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal for their support to the production of the screens.
Pavel Pavlov. Every Bit of Landscape Beyond the Cloverleaf Interchange (Frankfurter Kreuz, Frankfurt, Germany), 2009. Courtesy of the artist.
Jim Campbell. Street Scene 1, 2006. Courtesy of the Hosfelt Gallery and the artist.