Isabell Spengler at Festival du Nouveau Cinema

Two Days at the Falls


Trinity Square Video is proud to support the presentation of Isabell Spengler’s Two Days at the Falls at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal. Produced and premiered at Trinity Square Video during the 2015 Images Festival, Two Days at the Falls portrays two panoramas of iconic Niagara Falls: one filmed on location in March 2015; the other filmed in a 3D maquette built by the artist in her Berlin studio before even visiting the falls. The scene on the left thus shows a flood of preconceived ideas based on the plethora of images, films, texts, interviews and digital replicas of the famous site, while on the right, playing at the same speed, is a 360° panorama of the real landscape. Side by side, the two screens address the notions of anticipation and imagination. The soundtrack, featuring passages from Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, highlights the divergence between fantasy and reality, the inevitable imperfection of space and time.

Parallel programming: Conference at IRTG

Joined by IRTG Diversity doctoral candidates, the artist will expand on her project’s conceptual underpinnings, in a conference held at the Université de Montréal at noon on October 14th. Spengler’s work strikes parallels with the cross-cultural hermeneutic approach deployed in this transatlantic interuniversity collaboration between Canada and Germany.

In collaboration with IRTG

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