Christine Davis launches exhibition in Montreal

Future Cinema Lab’s first Artist in Residence Christine Davis has launched an exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. The exhibition, which runs until September 7, 2009, consists of three multimedia installations and eight collages curated by Lesley Johnstone.

From the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal:
“Weaving together the interconnected histories of dance, cinema and the sciences, the works of Christine Davis conjure up encounters that are surprising, to say the least, between the poet Stéphane Mallarmé, the dancers Loïe Fuller and Vaslav Nijinsky, and the mathematician Euclid.”

From e-flux, news digest of contemporary art:
From Did I Love a Dream? in which an archival film of one of Fuller’s serpentine dances is projected in reverse onto a suspended copper mesh screen, to the dizzying array of images in Satellite Ballet (for Loïe Fuller), which is presented on iPod Touches, Davis demonstrates a skilful use of the inherent properties of her various projection devices. Multiplying the layers of reference to include such diverse sources as Thomas Edison, Vaslav Nijinsky, Euclid, and high-particle collisions, Davis draws the viewer into fascinating and dynamic perceptual experiences through her highly seductive imagery.

Link to e-flux article

The Future Cinema Lab is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.