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Belinda Campbell
From January 16th 2004 to February 21st 2004
C'était bien, surtout la fin

Through the tradition of self-portraiture and in the spirit of self-fiction, Belinda Campbell uses video as a form of theatrical show in which she stages herself. This manipulation of her being (which becomes an object) serves as the playful pretext for transforming bland, dull, and mediocre daily life into a figurative, ironic, and poetic reality. Sprung from ramblings, these monologues draw their inspiration from improvisation — an inexhaustible form of experimentation. "C'était bien, surtout la fin" is a simple video installation that uses the bare essentials to get right to the point: Campbell in movement, and a struggle that takes place in a nondescript location. In a creative tug-of-war where the object is not to win but to struggle to exhaustion, this installation is truly a video-show in which she performs herself, in a presentation that is vulnerable and spare.

Belinda Campbell was born in Argentina, grew up in Saint Hyacinth, and lives in Montreal. She has done a little theatre, dabbled in literature, and has always played piano. She has studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal, takes a few courses there still, and will one day leave the place. Finally, she likes video because it's hybrid, and the subject because it’s sensitive.