Fore­man Art Gallery, Bishop’s Univer­sity Video Tank #6: Eléonore Sain­tag­nan

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A-one- month stay in the Re­gional Nat­u­ral Park of Bal­lons des Vos­ges and the meet­ing with the in­hab­i­tants of th­ese vil­lages. Out of th­ese dis­cov­er­ies were born a se­ries of video por­traits. The video An ABC Film (2010) is a trib­ute to those in­di­vid­u­als who are seek­ing hap­pi­ness out­side of the box - those who still be­lieve in some­thing that feeds their in­di­vid­ual myths and the wor­ship of their gods, whether they are Vik­ings or Rock’n Roll gods, Saint Ni­co­las or brother Joseph. Eléonore Sain­tag­nan, born in Paris in 1979, cur­rently lives and works in Brus­sels. She grad­u­ated from Fres­noy in 2009, af­ter stud­ies in Vis­ual Arts and Film Doc­u­men­tary. Film critic JeanMichel Frodon de­fines her work as “the rare abil­ity to col­lect and share the beauty of peo­ple, places, things that go un­no­ticed.” Her films have been se­lected at the fes­ti­val in­clud­ing Hors Pistes Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, at the Cler­mont-Fer­rand Fes­ti­val and the Ren­con­tres In­ter­na­tionales Paris/Ber­lin/ Madrid, and for a de­vel­op­ment pro­ject in FIDLab 2012. She has shown her works at in­sti­tu­tions such as: Palais de Tokyo, the Wiels Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­tre, Brus­sels; Salon de Mon­trouge; or CRAC, Al­sace. Eléonore Sain­tag­nan is rep­re­sented by the Ga­lerie Elaine Levy Pro­ject in Brus­sels. Please join us for the ex­hi­bi­tion’s open­ing re­cep­tion, Satur­day, May 25, 2013, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Free. The ex­hi­bi­tion is on view un­til July 13, 2013.

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