Performance-conference by Kim Kielhofner



18.03 — / 2017

2 p.m.

You are warmly invited to Kim Kielhofner’s performance-conference that will take place on Saturday March 18 at 2 p.m. in Sporobole’s main gallery. This event is presented on the last day of the exhibition Mittelnacht.

Mittelnacht, through a series of drawings and videos, deals with memory, time, patterns, and the tenuous construction of fictions.  At the heart of the project lie multiple attempts to tell a story. Unable to understand an event from a single telling, multiple tellings across media were created. A collection of archival images, found footage, and re-enactments came together over several years to create the project.  A constellation of images guide the story, narrated by the artist, shifting through the landscape of the American Midwest.

For its presentation at Sporobole, the artist has created an installation of these elements in the space, allowing another layering of re-enactment as visitors move through to collect the chapters of the story. As well, the artist presents her latest works created from this research.

In conjunction with her exhibition Mittelnacht, Kim Kielhofner will present a performance that will invite you inside her process and revisit the ideas and material presented in the exhibition. Combing through some of the many stories presented in the exhibition, she will present a series of texts, images, and videos. In their live iteration, these stories ask for a reinterpretation through alternative logic and associations.


Kim Kielhofner is an artist living in Montreal. She creates videos, books and drawings. Her work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals in North America, Europe and Asia. She received a BFA from Concordia University, and an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London) in 2010. She was awarded the Charles Pachter Prize for emerging artists from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2013.

/// Kim Kielhofner/// Project Presentation: Mittelnacht /// from Sporobole on Vimeo.

/// Kim Kielhofner /// Conférence-performance : Mittelnacht/// from Sporobole on Vimeo.