Kim Kielhofner – Mittelnacht


Kim Kielhofner


27.01 — 18.03 / 2017

Vernissage 27 January 2017 – 5 p.m.

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 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.

Residency Project

During her time at Sporobole, the artist will work on the next iteration of her research.  She will retrace her stories and images and reinvestigate the pathways to their arrival points.  She will set up recreations and collect new footage to be used for creation of new work in conversation with the exhibition.



/// Kim Kielhofner /// Présentation de projet : Mittelnacht/// from Sporobole on Vimeo.

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

Photographies : Tanya St-Pierre



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.