Brooklyn / Montreal - Videozones

1/13/13 - 2/3/13

Opening reception 1/13/13, 6-9pm

Interstate Projects is pleased to be part of Brooklyn/Montreal, the first artistic encounter in more than a decade between Montreal and New York – two leading North American centers of today’s art. Through a series of hybrid exhibitions, this event will highlight these cities’ artistic differences and similarities.

VIDEOZONES is an exhibition of video works curated by Boshko Boskovic, Brooklyn based independent curator and the Montreal collective La Fabrique d'expositions (Marie-Eve Beaupré, Julie Bélisle, Louise Déry et Audrey Genois).

VIDEOZONES, a compilation of videos by seven Montreal artists and six Brooklyn artists, is a unique exploration of the formal and narrative dimensions of the moving image, with sound, time, archival material, landscape and performance serving as compositional blocks. The short videos address a wide range of subjects from politics to popular culture, cinematic imagination and poetic imagery.

Information concerning subsequent events, including exhibition openings on January 11th, 12th and 13th in Williamsburg, Dumbo and Bushwick can be found by visiting:

Participating artists:

Sophie Bélair-Clément holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and is currently working toward a PhD in literary and intermedia studies from Université de Montréal and Université Rennes 2. Grounded in the performative experience, her body of work raises questions of artistic licence and historiography. Her work has been presented in solo and group shows in Quebec and abroad: Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Hartware Medien Kunstverein (Dortmund, Germany), Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum (Turku, Finland). In 2010 she participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion.

Olivia Boudreau holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Her videos explore the notions of presence, intimacy and slowness, with the minimalist narratives finding their meaning in the duration, the refined details and the contemplative mindset they demand. She has exhibited frequently in Montreal, shown her work at the Loop Festival, in Barcelona, and Néon diffuseur d’art contemporain, in Lyons, and carried out a residency in Valencia. At Galerie de l’UQAM, she exhibited solo in 2009 and presented one of her videos in the 2010 group show Expansion.

Robert Boyd is an interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of video installation, photography and sculpture. His work has been recently presented at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2012); C/O Berlin, Berlin (2011); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2010); Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong (2009); MoMA/PS1, LIC, NY (2008); Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kiev (2008); Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis (2007); Context Galleries, Derry (2007); Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (2007); and Participant Inc, New York (2006). His video, "Xanadu", was an Official Selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. His work is included in several public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création in Paris.

Jacynthe Carrier holds a BA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and an MFA from Concordia University. She makes true tableaux vivants, staging characters in performative situations. Each character is tasked with performing a specific action or manipulating an evocative object in an often rural environment. Territorial appropriation is central to the artist’s concerns. Her videos have been part of programs in France, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. In 2010 she participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion.

Michel de Broin holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. With sculpture, installation and video, he subverts or appropriates everyday objects to create a point of disruption or reversal of meaning that questions the systems in which we live. His work has been shown at venues including MASS MoCA (North Adams), Mac/Val (Paris), Musée Tinguely (Basel), Villa Arson (Nice), Berlinische Galerie and Haus Am Waldsee (Berlin), Exit Art and On Stellar Rays (New York), Villa Merkel (Esslingen) and Center for Curatorial Studies (Annandale-on-Hudson). At Galerie de l’UQAM, he exhibited solo in 2007 and presented one of his videos in the 2010 group show Expansion.

Pascal Grandmaison holds a BA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Known for his videos and photographs, he deploys exacting precision and poetic sensibility in exploring the boundaries of the perceptible, things hidden in the interstices. His works question the relationship between sign and meaning, form and function. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and at Jack Shainman Gallery (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, England) and Casino Luxembourg. In 2010 he participated in the Galerie de l’UQAM group show Expansion.

Celia Rowlson-Hall is a filmmaker, choreographer and Bessie Award winning performer. Her short films were included in Performa, Spring/Break of The Armory Show, Eyelevel, Asia Song Society and screened at Rooftop Film Festival and SXSW. Rowlson-Hall has performed at PS1/MoMA, New Museum, Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, Jacobs Pillow amongst many others. She received a BFA in Modern Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Tatiana Istomina holds a PhD in Geophysics from Yale University and MFA from Parsons New School in New York. Her art practice consists of video, painting and drawing. In 2010 Istomina had a solo show at the Janus Project in Brooklyn, New York. Selected group exhibitions include: Berlin Tunnel Project, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, Impossible Community, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Seductive Resolutions, DTL Projects, New York, Strategies Of Accumulation, UCI Art Gallery, Irvine. Istomina received several awards, including Joan Mitchell foundation award to go to a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2012.

Elisa Kreisinger is an appropriation and video remix artist. Her work has been featured in galleries and festivals throughout the US and Europe including Museum of Film and TV (Berlin), MIP Cube (France) and SXSW (Austin). A prominent voice in the remix and online video community since 2008, Elisa speaks about the intersection of gender, appropriation and open video on university campuses, including USC, MIT and Harvard, and at TV and ?lm industry events throughout the world. Her success engaging female audiences online has lead to collaborations with NBC, Paramount Pictures, Art 21, Eileen Fisher, Women Make Movies and the Women’s Media Center.

Marc Faletti uses digital media for fun and activism. He makes his living telling the stories of women around the world who seek reproductive justice. He moonlights as a DJ whose mashups are played in clubs from San Francisco to Budapest. And sometimes, he works with friends on passion projects like Mad Men: Set Me Free. Keep up with his creations via Twitter at @MarcFaletti.

Frédéric Lavoie holds a BSc in anthropology from Université de Montréal and an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. For his videos, he captures images in the urban landscape or in quotidian banality and pairs them with a recreated soundtrack to explore issues related to listening and observing. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Montreal and at international video events including European Media Art Festival (Germany), Split Film Festival (Croatia), Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria, BC) and Signal + Noise Media Art Festival (Vancouver). At Galerie de l’UQAM, he exhibited solo in 2007 and presented one of his videos in the 2010 group show Expansion.

Marko Markovic is a performance, video and installation artist and the founder of the art collective Adistia from Croatia, currently residing in Brooklyn. He participated in numerous exhibitions, workshops and festivals in the United States, Russia, Mexico, Finland, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Serbia, Austria. Markovic is the director of the performance festival Days of Open Performance in Split, Croatia. In 2011 he received The Best Young Visual Artist Award in Croatia given by the Croatian Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, which gave him the opportunity to attend the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.

Aude Moreau holds an MA in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and BFA from Université Paris 8. Over the past decade, she has produced a body of work that draws on her dual training in stage design and the visual arts. Her multidisciplinary, often monumental works are imbued with poetic sensitivity and cast a critical eye on society. She has exhibited in Quebec, France, the United States, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. This is her first showing at Galerie de l’UQAM

Rosemarie Padovano is a New York based sculptor, photographer, video and performance artist. Padovano has recently exhibited at PS122, Marvelli Gallery, Exit Art, Ramis Barquet Gallery, White Box and Location One. She has attended residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Padovano received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Parsons School of Design. She is currently working on a forthcoming solo-exhibition at Momenta Art for March 2013.