Etre à l'Ouest
Cécile IBARRA’s newest body of work crosses and merges technological developments of the past century with the ruins of an indeterminate future era. Ongoing investigations of recorded sounds and images from Crimea and Belgium are means to develop this notion of crossing and at the same time bridge distinct regions and histories. Être à l’ouest at B-Gallery features a new collection of photographic slides, selections of a film (from a work in progress), an audio piece made in collaboration with sound artist Vincent MATYN, and a series of textile banners architecturally installed throughout the gallery. IBARRA gives special attention to cultivating an awareness of time and territory, and in her work it is manifested not only in the subjects she brings to light, but also through her chosen methods of production and presentation.