Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Sylvie Bélanger: Citer le lieu
November 13, 1999 - January 16, 2000
This installation by multimedia artist Sylvie Bélanger offers an interpretation of the experience of space. In this assemblage of electronic media and architectural elements (arches, windows, columns), our field of vision is constantly shifting. Each viewing space contains the next in a way that reinforces bodily experience. We search for place in the dizzying montage of refracted cityscapes, yet are left only with a sense of displacement. In this work, Bélanger suggests that the utopian promise of the modern technological world and electronic communication is perhaps a failure.
In 1997-98, Sylvie Bélanger had a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor from which the video sculpture, Le regard du silence, was recently added to the collection. The AGW`s bilingual catalogue on Bélanger, with essays by Masashi Ogura, Christine Ross, and Dot Tuer will be out in late 1999. Citer le lieu is a major work of Bélanger`s that has been offered as a donation to the AGW collection. Through donations of artwork, the AGW is able to develop a more substantial and diverse cultural legacy for this region.