Screening & conversation during Art Brussels 2015
The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is pleased to announce the screening and conversation with Marge Monko, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Lola Lasurt and curator Caroline Dumalin (WIELS) during Art Brussels 2015.
Screening and Conversation
ELÉONORE DE MONTESQUIOU
Saturday, April 25th 4-6pm
Rue Guimard 11/13
Lines 1, 2, 5 or 6 to Metro stop Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet
RSVP by Thursday, April 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marge Monko: Nora’s Sisters (2009), 7 min
Eléonore de Montesquiou: Women of Cerbère (2014), 24 min
Marge Monko: Misses (2007/2013), 16 min
Lola Lasurt: Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (2010/2014), 15 min
The screenings will be followed by conversation between Marge Monko and Lola Lasurt, moderated by Caroline Dumalin.
Marge Monko’s central interest has been the representation of femininity through video and photo work. She has explored the historical change from communism to capitalism and it’s impact on the image of the worker. The artist carefully researches the everyday history of work in its political context and subjects it to a critical and analytical examination from a woman’s perspective.
Eléonore de Montesquieu’s film is about the first women’s strike in Cerbère, France in 1906 over labor wages. Cerbère is a border town between France and Spain where trains must stop because the width of the rails differs in both countries. Until the 1980s, goods had to be carried from one train to another and the women working in the region were known as “transbordeuses.” De Montesquieu’s film is an homage to these women, using archival material as well memories of the children of the workers.
Lola Lasurt Bachs’s multidisciplinary practice explores displaced time aspects, often in relation to the generation before hers. Lasurt’s film, with the title of Edith Piaff’s song, centers on Spanish synchronized swimmer Andrea Fuentes performance in 2010 at the World Trophy in Moscow.
Caroline Dumalin is an art historian, writer, and curator based in Antwerp and Brussels. She is Assistant Curator at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, and a regular contributor to the Dutch-language art journal De Witte Raaf. She has been following the work of Marge Monko and Lola Lasurt since 2013, when she was a visiting lecturer at HISK, Ghent.