Velibor Božović | Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

From April 24 to May 23, 2015
Opening April 24 at 6 pm

Velibor Božović, video still, My Prisoner, 2014.

 

MY PRISONER

Velibor Božović

 

My Prisoner is a video installation that reconstructs an event that occurred on April 3, 1994, in war-torn Bosnia, intermixing archival footage with a contemporary re-imagining of the situation. It shows a young man being escorted by an army intelligence officer to visit his imprisoned father as well as the arranged father-son reunion. Combining elements of autobiography, documentary and fiction, My Prisoner navigates through the space where the historical, the personal and the fictional simultaneously interfere with and enhance one another.

 

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Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron, Preyed upon My Vulnerability, 2014.

 

EUH…NON PAS LE PREMIER SOIR. LES JEUNES FILLES NE VEULENT PAS D’HISTOIRE

Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron

 

Euh…non pas le premier soir. Les jeunes filles ne veulent pas d’histoire delves into mechanisms of seduction and how young girls’ figures often seem to provide easy access to perfect, malleable bodies. The female body was a territory of male conquest, a trophy, a site of projection. The boundary between fashion models sexually radiant girls and inflatable dolls is fragile. Revisiting some of the characteristic codes of this fantasied space, Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron examines the motif ot eh young girl: a motif of luxurious commodities and comodification. The doll sells the dream (and also the insurance), she is the source of fantasy… The hussy commands respect and brings about all that is sellable. She is the commodity that we can’t burn because doing it would be painful.