Michael Snow

(Ontario, Canada )

Michael Snow

Michael Snow: Windows presents the work of one of Canada’s most distinguished visual artists. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and video “window-works” from 1955 to the present. Recent works include Powers of Two, a monumental photographic transparency, Parked, and two video projections, Souffle solaire and WVLNT Wavelength for Those Who Don’t Have the Time.

WVLNT Wavelength for Those Who Don’t Have the Time is being premiered in Montreal as a continuous gallery projection. The event is much anticipated by lovers of cinema and contemporary media art. Snow made WVLNT by dividing his groundbreaking experimental film Wavelength into three fifteen-minute segments which he layers in the new work. Surprising conditions of time, space, light, sound, and even “plot” emerge in the process.

French critic and curator Raymond Bellour will consider this work in an evening lecture to be given on September 22, 2005 at UQAM under the joint auspices of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal and the UQAM programme ICI. Dr Bellour’s participation in the festival is made possible by the Consulat général de France à Québec. On the lunch hour of the same day, September 21, 2005 ICI presents Michael Snow in a tour of his exhibition at the Galerie de l’UQAM. An extraordinary confluence of images and ideas, not to be missed!

Michael Snow works in many media: film, photography, holography, music, bookworks, video and sound installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing. His work has been collected and exhibited worldwide: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Hara Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Centre Pompidou, Paris. His experimental films are screened regularly at international festivals. Digital works include the film *Corpus Callosum (2001) and interactive DVD ROM Anarchive 2 – Digital Snow (2002). A professional musician since the 1950s, Snow plays free improvisation on piano with the Toronto-based CCMC (formerly Canadian Creative Music Collective), as well as solo concerts and recordings.

Galerie de l’UQAM
1400 Berri St., Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, room J-R120
(514) 987-8421
Michael Snow: Windows
September 9, 2005 – October 8, 2005
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-6:00pm
Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 from 5:00 to 8:30pm, the artist will be present.
Launch of the publication
Michael Snow Solar Breath at 5:30pm.

Michael Snow, Souffle solaire (Cariatides du nord) (2002). DVD projection with sound. 60-minute loop. Collection: Michael Snow