STACEY STEERS | NIGHT REELS
From August 19th to October 17th, 2021.
In a mystical and dreamlike atmosphere, the observation of the moon and the stars joins the magic of the pre-cinema. This fall, the world of Stacey Steers enchants the Cinémathèque.
After being presented at the George Eastman Museum, “Night Reels” arrives in Montreal. The exhibition, which highlights the meticulous work of Stacey Steers, focuses on three series that the American artist created around her latest films: Phantom Canyon (2006), Night Hunter (2011) and Edge of Alchemy (2017).
In this triptych exhibition bringing together animated films, collages, astronomy instruments and sculptures, Stacey Steers explores the world of cinema, its technological history, its imaginary, its icons. She pays tribute to emblematic female figures of early cinema, such as Lillian Gish or Janet Gaynor, whom she reintroduces into vegetal or surreal settings inspired 19th century engravings.