This first-time exhibition in Paris – composed of video installations and photographs – by artists Lisa Klapstock and Paulette Phillips, brings together major works by these Toronto artists: Ambiguous Landscapes (2003-2005), Threshold (2001-2002) and the world premiere of the video installation Field Studies (2007) by Klapstock; It’s about how people judge appearance (2001), The Floating House (2002), Crosstalk (2004) and Monster Tree (2006) by Phillips. French psychoanalyst and author Wajcman provides a unique reading of this encounter between the women by bringing forth a diptych formed by Field Studies and Monster Tree. For the author, these pieces create – each in its own way, both playing on the borderline between technology and visual and imaginary enchantment – a vision of “humanity in modern times”.
Year of publication : november 2007
16,5×22 cm , 104 pages
Selling price : 25 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from November 29, 2007 to February 2, 2008.
Preface by Louise Blais;
essay by Catherine Bédard: “On Passersby and Appearances”; and by Gérard Wajcman: “Fields of Vision”.
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Lisa Klapstock / Paulette Phillips
Dans le cadre des Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid, événement culturel européen de premier plan, le Centre culturel canadien présente la première grande exposition en France des artistes canadiennes Lisa Klapstock et Paulette Phillips. Composée d'installations vidéographiques et de photographies, cette exposition...