Daniel Barrow - The Thief of Mirrors - February 12 to March 5, 2014

Daniel Barrow, Video still from The Thief of Mirrors, 2013. (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)

MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is delighted to present the latest project by Daniel Barrow, an accomplished visual artist as well as a master storyteller whose images and words have the power to enchant. The artist will perform his work The Thief of Mirrors at the MAC in English this coming February 12 and 19 and, for the first time, in French, on February 26 and March 5, in Beverley Webster Rolph Hall.

Barrow has been working for the past four years on the conception and production of The Thief of Mirrors. Combining voices and images, projections, manipulations and live monologues, his performance will offer audiences a surprising, original storytelling experience that conjures up the early days of cinema. Running the range from the fantastic to the tragic, from irony to poetry, Barrow's tales elicit a sense of wonder as they unfold to the sound of his remarkably steady voice.

The 2010 winner of the Sobey Art Award, Daniel Barrow was cited by the jury for the "unique, self-sustaining fictional world" he has created since 1993. Born in Winnipeg, he has lived in Montréal since 2009.

When
Presentations in English on February 12 and 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Presentations in French on February 26 and March 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where
Beverley Webster Rolph Hall
Cost
Adults:$12; Seniors: $10; Students: $8
Reservations
Tickets now on sale at the Musée

Organization
This presentation was organized by Louise Simard, Head of Multimedia at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

Acknowledgments
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is a provincially owned corporation funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec. It receives additional funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts. The museum gratefully acknowledges their support and that of Collection Loto-Québec, the MAC's principal partner. The MAC also thanks its media partner, La Presse.

SOURCE Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Image with caption: "Daniel Barrow, Video still from The Thief of Mirrors, 2013. (CNW Group/Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140120_C9785_PHOTO_EN_35664.jpg

For further information:

Wanda Palma, MACM
Head of Public Relations
wanda.palma@macm.org
Tel.: 514-847-6232