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Olivia Boudreau

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Olivia Boudreau
Born in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1979, lives and works in Montreal

Le mur, 2010

Boudreau
Olivia Boudreau, Le mur, 2010
HD colour sequence, sound
73 min
Courtesy of the artist
Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay

Le mur—a video produced at Moly-Sabata, Sablons (France), as part of the joint research residency set up by OPTICA and art3, Valence (France)—is an essentially minimal work consisting of a long fixed shot. The image drifts in an out of sight with the pulsing undulations of a bedsheet that hangs flat across much of the screen space, an exhalation that seems an extension of our own breath. In Boudreau’s films and videos, spectators experience the perceptual conditions of a movement or action in its relationship to time: slowness, inactivity, and repetition generate mutations, or “micro-transformations” in the moving image, establishing an alternate temporality, a screen presence that coexists with the spectator’s own and allows for contemplation, for abandon. OPTICA exhibited her first video work, Les vaches (2005), in 2007.

M-J.L.