Jo-Anne Balcaen

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  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, La Centrale, Montréal, 2008

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, La Centrale, Montréal, 2008

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, Interaccess Media Arts, Toronto, 2008

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, Interaccess Media Arts, Toronto, 2008

Long Shot

2007 Single-channel video with sound, 6:08

This video builds upon my interest in the culture of fandom. Here I use my own fandom for an un-named Canadian musician as a vehicle through which to test the ethical boundaries of my behaviour. It tells the story of my 428-kilometre trip into wilds of the Canadian countryside to find his home. Against all odds, contact is made, revealing the immense gulf of awareness between the two of us. The video is presented within the confines of a small, free-standing wooden shack, thereby involving the viewer as both confidant and voyeur.

Exhibition history: TULCA Festival of Art, Galway, Ireland (2007); La Centrale, Montréal (2008); InterAccess Media Arts, Toronto, (2009); Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2011), Outpost Artist’s Resource, Queens, NY (2013)


Cette vidéo porte sur mon intérêt dans le fanatisme et la dynamique parfois troublante entre les performeurs et leur fans obsédées. À cet effet, je fait appel à mon propre fanatisme pour un musicien Canadien (qui reste anonyme) afin de véhiculer un pèlerinage personnel qui teste les limites éthiques de mon comportement. De plus, l’installation de cette œuvre implique le visiteur autant comme confidant que voyeur.

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