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Archi-féministes! : The Virtual Exhibition

Archi-féministes! : Archiver le corps

Archi-féministes! : Performer l’archives

Olivia Boudreau

Sorel Cohen

Raphaëlle de Groot

Suzy Lake

Claire Savoie

Jana Sterbak

Sophie Bélair Clément

Vera Frenkel

Clara Gutsche

Emmanuelle Léonard


Claire Savoie
Born in Richmond (Quebec) in 1957, lives and works in Montreal

Ici, 2001 / 2011
Claire Savoie
Claire Savoie, Ici (detail), 2001 / 2011
Video installation (monitors, loudspeakers, DVD player)
9 min 31 sec / 5 min 55 sec
Courtesy of the artist
Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay

Claire Savoie
Claire Savoie, Ici, 2001 / 2011
Video installation (monitors, loudspeakers, DVD player)
9 min 31 sec / 5 min 55 sec
Courtesy of the artist
Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay

Ici testifies to Claire Savoie’s unique creative process, which fashions space as an environment intimately connected with the body. First produced in 2001 and renewed in 2011, Ici takes up the groping gestures that domesticate a space, while incorporating the sensations of touching grass and leafage along with ambient sounds. Like haptic or audio documents, these sensations translate the affective corporeal experience and shares it with the spectator. In 1994, she presented “Les épithètes” at OPTICA, an exhibition that helped shape her signature style: a series of attributes confronted visitors’ sensory memory as they wandered through the installation, establishing an intimate, engaging rapport. The passage from self to other is a constant in Savoie’s work, which prompts us to reevaluate our respective and relational experiences.

T.St-G.