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Nadia Myre

Portrait in Motion

Artist

Nadia Myre
Born in Montreal in 1974

Title

Portrait in Motion

Date

2002

Materials

Mini DV transferred to DVD, 1/5

Dimensions

Screen: 64.5 x 31.4 x 3.8 cm; duration: 2 min 21 s (looped)

Duration

Duration: 2 min 21 s

Credits

Purchase, the Museum Campaign 1998-2002 Fund, inv. 2009.59.1-2

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

The Algonquin artist Myre returned to the first contact between Aboriginals and Europeans to reappropriate the symbols and skills that characterized their interaction. However, she transgresses them, shifting them in time, to expose their discrepancies. Here, her work’s clearly political nature is veiled by a playful poetry.

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