At the Centre d’Exposition L’Imagier
The exhibition Re-encodings will present artworks by Sofian Audry, Claudette Lemay and Samuel St-Aubin at the Centre d’Exposition L’Imagier from October 31st to December 7th, 2014.
Re-encodings assembles installation and videographic works that evoke the world of birds in a contemporary and experimental manner. Each in its own way, the works integrate a fragment of nature and put in perspective the gap between the real and its reproduction, the natural and the constructed. Using modern technologies, they humorously explore this fictional space, sometimes by inserting interactive electronic modules in the gallery who evoque strange birds, or by multiplying translation exercises of birdcalls with the human voice. Whether taking aural or visual form, the figure of the bird is re-encoded, reinterpreted, and simulated, becoming a poetic object that the spectator can reconsider in their own imagination.
The artists presented are members of the Montreal organization PERTE DE SIGNAL, a center of production, research and development in Digital Art that advocates an experiential approach to its dissemination projects and seeks to rethink their presentation modes.
Centre d’Exposition L’Imagier
9, Front street
Gatineau (Quebec) J9H 4W8
PERTE DE SIGNAL is a Montreal-based art centre that promotes and fosters the development of digital arts and innovative artistic uses of technology. Perte-de-signal.org
THE CENTRE D’EXPOSITION L’IMAGIER is a non-profit organisation engaged in the promotion of contemporary visual arts in the Outaouais region. L’Imagier also coordinates events and shows presented in the Parc de L’Imaginaire. The Centre’s activities attract over 4,000 people every year. Limagier.qc.ca
Photo credit: Claudette Lemay & Alexis Bellavance.