ERRATIQUES is a metaphor about time, space, slowness, silence. Composed of a large inflated shape made out of glassy Mylar, the imposing installation draws the viewer into a state of observation and reflection shifting between the small and the immense. Rippling light effects and glassy waves incite the viewer to consider duration, trajectories and scale variations perhaps demonstrating their preponderance on the perception of materiality and presence. The title evokes an observable phenomenon, which occurs in the Montérégie fields, where often enormous rocks were displaced for thousands of years by glaciers. Mere pebbles on the glacier scale, these rocks are called Erratics. Their immense shape provides an improbable contrast between slow and rapid, depending on our perspective.
74 rue Albert, Sherbrooke, Quebec
January 16 to February 22, 2015
Opening party on January 16 at 5 p.m.
The multidisciplinary artist ALEXIS BELLAVANCE addresses themes in which his ideas mingle with silence, noises, his observations of time, his reliefs and the echoes he creates. He carries out his explorations in various artistic practices: sound art, photography, performance, installation. Co-founder of the VIVA! Art action performance festival, active member of the organisation Perte de Signal and co-founder with Nicolas Bernier and Érick D’Orion of the BOLD sound art ensemble, he regularly presents his work at home and abroad, in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Abellavance.blogspot.ca
SPOROBOLE is a centre for the dissemination and production of contemporary art. Using an experiential approach and providing technical support, it acts as a catalyst for artistic inquiry. The centre thereby creates a context for exchange – between creation, dissemination, and reflection – which lends itself to new ways of reading the artistic practices that are developed and presented there. Sporobole.org