vanité des nations

  • vanité des nations

  • Artist: Alejandro Šajgalík
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 4:40
  • Country: Canada
  • In a day and age of instant digital gratification, can an obsolete gay cruising ground be retrieved as a pre-Internet haven? Here, are we able to drop all mirrors of self-contemplation? What happens when an unchoreographed dance starts to attract voyeurs at the Expo grounds? What is the relationship between voyeurism and exhibitionism in the ever constant potentiality of one's online presence?

    While this cruising happenstance unfolded by the Place des Nations that has been left to rot since Expo 67, the city is still pondering over the fate of the white elephant: the square where 50 years ago, world leaders from across the globe gathered to perform national pride for a day. For an expensive quickie, what is a nation if not pure vanity?

  • Accession #: 4634
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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