May 29, 2006 - BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts - Jana Sterbak
May 29, 2006

Jana Sterbak

From Here to There, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes © Jana Sterbak

Jana Sterbak
From Here to There

03.06 > 02.07.2006

Centre for Fine Arts
(Palais des Beaux-Arts | Paleis voor Schone Kunsten)
23 rue Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels

32 (0)2 507 82 00

Jana Sterbak was Canadas official representative at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Her offering at the Centre for Fine Arts will be a double multi-screen video installation. From Here To There is made up of a succession of short sequences chronicling the adventures of a young terrier, Stanley, on the banks of the St Lawrence, the gateway through which the first French explorers arrived in Canada. Denied both the usual unfolding of a story and any aesthetic choice, visitors will see life as it is experienced 30 cm above the ground, filmed by a mini-camera attached to the neck of a Jack Russell. The film is not just a voyage in space, from Canada to Venice, but also a journey through time, combined with a homage to the history of the cinema. Paradox often plays a role in Sterbaks work: to this spontaneous, even playful lightness, she intends adding a more sombre, serious element for the Brussels exhibition, evoking the decrepitude of the dead city of Venice.

Free Entry
Every day 10:00 > 18:00
Thursday 10:00 > 21:00

With the support of the Canadian Embassy and of the Québec Government Office in Brussels

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
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