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Salle Norman-McLaren & Salle Raoul-Barré
Stacey Steers
August 19th - 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.

Night of the Hunter ©Stacey Steers

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.

Stacey Steers

Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. Through an intricate investigation of the nature of longing, she explores the ways desire provokes and mediates experience to create meaning.