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Jean Dubois
From March 5th 2005 to April 9th 2005
Les Errances de l'écho

A strange kind of relationship is sometimes established between people, as much tacit exchange as dialogue of the deaf, a situation that seems to suggest playful complicity as much as ambiguous tension. In "Les Errances de l'écho", with touch-sensitive mirrors, I want to offer spectators just such an experience. Following their movements, an intermingling of superposed and criss-crossing voices emanates from the object. In the repartee of invisible encounters, one finds a repertoire of flattering and censorious comments, passing memories, hesitations, justifications, feelings of emptiness or bouts of loneliness, expressions of pride, self-doubts, playful nudges. A kind of community of mind takes shape in this sinuous mise en scène, in which one may sometimes recognize oneself through affinities, sometimes discover subtle and potentially intriguing divergences. Without necessarily ignoring the narcissist symbolism of the mirror, the approach strives to compare private monologues, common traits, or shared concerns. The proliferation of individual appearances, then, serves as a canvas for a play of correspondences mingling resemblances with dissonances.
- Jean Dubois

Bibliographie
- Crevier, Lyne, «Jeux de miroir», Ici, 17-23 mars 2005, p.27.
- Delgado, Jérôme, «Traces majeures», La Presse, 27 mars 2005, p.17.
- Lemarche, Bernard, «Entre sons et abstractions», Le Devoir, 22-23 janvier 2005, pp.E8-E9.
- Lemarche, Bernard, «Le temps découpé», Le Devoir, 2-3 avril 2005, p.E7.