Isabell Spengler, Two Days at the Falls

Opening Reception: September 28th, 8:30PM

On Display: September 29 & 30, 9am-6pm, October 1, 11am – 9pm

Isabell Spengler | Germany

Two Days at the Falls

Looped Video Installation

In Two Days at the Falls, Isabell Spengler juxtaposes two identical 360-degree pan shots of the iconic Niagara Falls in a double projection. One of the shots was filmed when Spengler visited the falls for the first time and found them partially frozen. The other was made before her trip in a three-dimensional model that Spengler built in her studio and that represents a distillation of all the ideas and ascriptions from illustrations, texts, interviews, films and digital replicas that have contributed to her personal image of the place. In her juxtaposition of video images of the fictive and real Niagara Falls, Isabell Spengler examines the interaction between reality and imagination, between popular culture and private perception and between the monumental and the everyday in the context of the present ubiquity of media technologies.

Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Toronto & Images Festival Toronto & Trinity Square Video Toronto as part of the European Media Art Network Exchange with Australia and Canada 2015. Supported by the Culture Programme 2013 of the European Commission and the Goethe-Institut.

Presented in partnership with WNDX.