Michael Snow was born in 1929 in Toronto, where he still lives and works after spending several years in Montreal, Chicoutimi and New York. He trained initially in painting and sculpture and also earned renown for his prolific work in photography, holography, drawing, writing and music, but is known on the international scene above all for his experimental films and videos. Interested from the outset of his career in the subject represented and the projected surface, he is something of a conceptual artist of moving images and the notion of temporality, as his numerous writings on the topic attest. He made his first film, A to Z, in 1956. Wavelength (1966-67) established him as an important figure in the international film avant-garde. For this 4th edition of ORANGE, Michael Snow will present a recent work entitled Serve, Deserve. This gallery installation is, in the words of the artist, "a temporal work made for an ambulatory audience. [It is] built on an exaggerated(!) imitation of the customary restaurant situation where one waits for the waiter to bring the order. But, in this case, the projection beam delivers the food to the representation of 'tabletop,' tablecloth surface, in the process making a canvas of it".
(Source : Solo Snow. Œuvres de / Works of Michael Snow, Montreal: Galerie de l'UQAM and Tourcoing: Fresnoy, 2011, p. 64.)
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