CAROLINE MONNET. TRANSATLANTIC

extended until SEPTEMBER 5 2021

For Caroline Monnet (b. 1985), the Atlantic Ocean links the two sides of her identity, shaped by her Algonquin ancestry in Canada and her French ancestry in Europe. Monnet's immersive video work "Transatlantic" (2018, 15 min.) documents the artist’s twenty-two-day journey by cargo ship from Europe to Canada. Mirrored at the center and accompanied by a soundtrack of Morse code and radio frequencies in a filmic montage, the images of the Atlantic crossing exert a forceful pull. This contrasts with the static equilibrium of the three concrete spheres of Proximal I, II, III (2018/2020) which, in the Schirn, are combined with the video work to create a powerful installation.

Caroline Monnet, Transatlantic, 2018, 2-Channel HD-Videoinstallation, 15:10 Min., Filmstill, © Caroline Monnet

THE SCHIRN PRESENTS AN IMMERSIVE VIDEO INSTALLATION BY THE ALOGONQUIN FRENCH ARTIST CAROLINE MONNET.

 

 

The installation illuminates the impact of colonial history between Europe and North America, covering trade and migration as well as the traumatic experiences of Indigenous peoples. The theme of representing Indigenous peoples and cultures in present-day society runs through all of Monnet’s work. At the Schirn, Monnet’s installation “Transatlantic” enters into a dialogue with the paintings of Canada’s Group of Seven, which are simultaneously presented in the exhibition “Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting 1910–40”.


Press Information on the project "Transatlantic" by Caroline Monnet

21.12.2020 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents, in its Rotunda, an immersive video installation by the artist Caroline Monnet.

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CAROLINE MONNET. TRANSATLANTIC, Installation View, © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2021, photo: Norbert Miguletz

CAROLINE MONNET. TRANSATLANTIC, Installation View, © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2021, photo: Norbert Miguletz

CAROLINE MONNET. TRANSATLANTIC, Installation View, © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2021, photo: Norbert Miguletz