From September 6 to October 11 2022, the Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle hosted the exhibition Prémisse (Premise), by Sophie Perry.
Sophie Perry trained in contortion at the Centre Régional des Arts du Cirque de Lomme, in France, then studied at the École Supérieur d’Art de Tourcoing, where she obtained her DNAP in 2016. Back in Quebec, she completed her bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts, teaching profile at UQAM in 2019. In addition to teaching in several Montreal schools, she exhibited at the Center des arts de Chicoutimi in 2020, at the Atoll center, Victoriaville in 2022 and has participated in several collaborative projects presented in France and Quebec.
Prémisse deals with the relationship between humans and cyber-machines inspired by pop culture rather than taking stock of digital technology, extrapolating to the point of absurdity the representations that we make of technological tools, like a magnifying mirror of our behaviours towards them.
Playing on popular representations of artificial intelligence, especially those explored in Hollywood movies, Prémisse questions with humor our beliefs about technology; are we not too inclined to lend these machines a form of intentionality close to our own?
Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, AGAVF, Marcil Lavallée and Caisse Desjardins Ontario for their support.
From April 12 to May 17 2022, the Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle will host the exhibition The Ambiguous mirror, by John Graham.
Multidisciplinary artist and experimental filmmaker, John Graham entwines art practices by drawing inspiration from poetic narration that he mixes with kinetic concepts in order to conceive new visual interpretations inspired, most definitely, by a surreal universe.
The exhibition features an installation of digital photo-collages with experimental dance films. The still imagery presents enigmatic visual narratives as reconfigured historic “Wild West” imagery. The 4 dreamlike videos are tinged with silent film influences. His “video-dances” are the result of collaborations from two artist residencies (Budapest and Montreal) and have been viewed in more than a hundred film festivals around the world. Each of these body of works uniquely explores the lyricism of the subconscious and the complex nature of inner knowledge.
Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, AGAVF, Marcil Lavallée and the Caisse Desjardins Ontario for their support.
There Will Come Soft Rains
From March 1 to April 2, 2022, the Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle will host the exhibition There Will Come Soft Rains, by Christopher Payne.
The artist is an “art farmer” who probes the relationship between objects, mediation and culture. He holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada and elsewhere. He was originally trained in cinema, then his work and interests broadened to include sound, sculpture, video art, and virtual spaces. With his exhibition, he explores the richness and emptiness left by the experience of virtual reality as well as the interrelationships that operate between a medium and its properties.
Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, AGAVF, Marcil Lavallée, Digital Arts Resource Centre and the Caisse Desjardins Ontario for their support.