PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY IN MONTRÉAL PRESENTS “THE LONG MOMENT” AN OFFICIAL SATELLITE EXHIBITION OF MOMENTA | BIENNALE DE L’IMAGE — FEATURING THE WORK OF FOUR PHOTO-BASED ARTISTS
THE LONG MOMENT
DAVID K. ROSS
AUGUST 31 TO OCTOBER 14, 2017
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
THE LONG MOMENT acts a counterpoint to the idea of the decisive moment, an invitation to consider duration as a key component of the photographic act. In the exhibition, four artists present projects in which the moment is extended—through investigations into generational time (Velibor Božović), urban time (Jinyoung Kim), geological time (Thomas Kneubühler), and archival time (David K. Ross).
VELIBOR BOŽOVIĆ provides a personal examination of history through the transformation of his hometown Sarajevo, all from the same vantage point—a window in his apartment—with images spanning a 25-year period.
JINYOUNG KIM looks at mass resettlements in the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea where the strewn belongings of displaced persons provide evidence of abandoned histories.
THOMAS KNEUBÜHLER’s landscape images from Canada’s far North, as well as his images from Mount Royal, a vastly eroded ancient volcano, are interrupted and transformed by contemporary infrastructure.
DAVID K. ROSS brings us to the rooftops of various art institutions, capturing vapour that is expelled from heating and cooling systems in which trace elements of art works are “breathed” out. For the exhibition Ross also presents a new work Hôtel de Ville, a large scale mural image which depicts the same view Charles De Gaulle had while delivering his landmark “Vive le Québec libre” speech from the balcony of Montréal’s city hall 50 years ago this summer.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by REBECCA DUCLOS and RAYMONDE APRIL. On Thursday September 21 the special event The Longer Moment, provides a rare opportunity to see a program of video works by the artists in the exhibition.
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Thursday 21 September
7:30 - 9:30pm
An extension of the current exhibition The Long Moment at Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montréal, this presentation of video works provides an opportunity to see a series of rarely or never-before screened short projects by the artists in the exhibition: Velibor Božović, Jinyoung Kim, Thomas Kneubuhler and David K. Ross.
In these videos duration is manifest as a palpable force, a history lesson, a methodology, and a necessity. People slowly disappear from a beach, a bucolic French countryside breaths on its own, a visitor from other planet stays too long, and a terrifying helicopter flight outlasts the short life of fish in a pond.
Trailer (2012), David K. Ross, 16mm transfer to HD, 2:30 mins
Pond (2011), Velibor Božović, HD video, 5:02 mins
Days in Night (2013), Thomas Kneubühler, HD Video, 4:00 mins
Survival 101: In Case of Complete Disappearance (in progress, 2017), Jinyoung Kim, HD Video, 13:35 mins
Spice Market (2016), Velibor Božović, HD video, 4:31 mins
Ebb and Flow (in progress, 2017), Thomas Kneubühler, HD Video, 8:00 mins
Days of Summer (2014), Jinyoung Kim, HD Video with sound, 7:35 mins
Environs: In memorium (2011), David K. Ross, HD Video, 10:45 mins