The Belgo Report

The Belgo Report is a monthly podcast talking about visual arts in and around the Belgo Building, Montreal’s largest centre of visual arts and home of over 30 contemporary art galleries and artist’s studios.

Every month host Bettina Forget chats with the artists, gallery owners, and curators who bring their amazing talent to the building, and gives you an in-depth behind-the-scenes look into Montreal’s contemporary art scene.

#9 • Ticking Clocks and Toxic Flora

February 23, 2014

In this episode of the Belgo Report we’re talking about ticking clocks and toxic flora. Host Bettina Forget sits down with François LeTourneux, associate curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and its man in charge of exhibiting one of the most iconic works of contemporary art: Christian Marclay‘s The Clock. François and Bettina discuss Marclay’s roots in sound art, his masterful music and video remixes, and the best ways to watch The Clock.
Montreal artist Natalie Reis talks to Bettina about her current show titled Compendium, featuring toxic floral bouquets, deconstructed bodies, and the taboos associated with motherhood – and breast milk. Natalie’s most recent body of work critically examines the role of women, motherhood, and femininity.

This month’s playlist:
Christian Marclay‘s apprearance on the TV show Night Music, October 1989
Tracy Bonham, Mother Mother
Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Telephones, 1995 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Video Quartet, 2002 (excerpt)
Christian Marclay, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, 1997
Christian Marclay, Pandora’s Box, from ‘Records 1981-1989’

Useful links:
Galerie Trois Points website
Natalie Reis website
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal website


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