[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Elaine Frigon — Le vrai sens

Artist Statement

The work is part of the artist’s ongoing artistic process which questions in particular the modalities which relate the city to the body, underlining the transformation from citizen to consumer. It will occupy the commercial space altering the primary purpose of promotional videos. The artist will take landmarks and systematize different sensorial experiences codifying the fusion of the body-city. Five video tapes representing the five senses will be shown by television monitors installed in city businesses, each one associated with a particular sense. This work is presented by the art gallery La Centrale as part of De la lumiere, an exhibition organized in collaboration with Dare-dare, Dazibao and SKOL for the 1995 Mois de la photo.

  • Elaine Frigon (Canada) is a graduate in architecture and visual arts. She lives in Montreal and works primarily in video. In 1989, she created her first site-specific video installation, Portes secretes, while studying in San Francisco. Since then, she has produced numerous works. In 1995, she presented Dans tous les sens and participated in La 3e fenetre organized by Videographe.