Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij, Bantar Gebang, 2000. 35 mm color film with optical sound, 10 min.
Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.

10 November – 22 December, 2004

Curator: Michèle Thériault

Pascal Grandmaison, Gwen Macgregor, Jocelyn Robert, De Rijke/De Rooij, Michael Snow, Andy Warhol


The moving and projected image is at the heart of a number of important exhibitions today that have transformed the exhibition space into a « black box ». In these images, time itself becomes the subject of investigation. Within the darkened space of the Gallery Timelength explores the material aspects of duration as it unfolds in works that are linked by slowness, the quasi-fixedness of the image and the play of its opposite, and by the circumspect use of sound and silence. In this exhibition, video and film works by young artists from Canada — Pascal Grandmaison, Gwen MacGregor, Jocelyn Robert — and abroad — Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij — are brought into a dialogue with films by Michael Snow and Andy Warhol — two artists who have transformed the notion of duration in the cinematic image since the sixties.

With support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Iris Westerberg Stern Fund, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Philip Spurrell of Circus Maximus, the Department of Communication Studies and the Mel Oppenheim School of Cinema.