Jo-Anne Balcaen

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The End

2000 Single-channel video with sound, 2:44

In The End, the final seconds of several classic films are edited sequentially, isolating the dying moments of each narrative and creating a repetitive series of closures. The end here marks both our entrance and exit point for each film, our only clues to the larger narrative are found in the mood of the music, the actors’ performances, and our own recollection (or fabrication) of the film’s plot.

Exhibition history:  Parc de la promenade Bellerive, Montréal, (2000); New Canadian Videos, Basel, Switzerland, (2005); Forest City Gallery, London, ON (2005); Artspace, Peterborough, ON (2006); Fonderie Darling, Montreal, (2008); Luminary Centre for the Arts, St. Louis, MO (2010); Gallery G, Toronto, (2010); Festival du nouveau cinéma, Cinématheque québecoise, Montréal (2010)


La bande vidéo The End est composée d’une série de clips provenant de films classiques des années ‘30-’60, tirés des dernières secondes du film où l’on voit apparaître les mots “The End”. Ces segments sont montés en séquence rapide, et la suite est bouclée, donnant l’impression d’une infinité de fins.