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André Clément
From January 12th 2001 to February 17th 2001
Tourmente

“I really did cloak myself in tumult, trying to pierce the gust, and succeeded only in falling out a little bit more with this effervescent world, between the disruption of low pressure systems and the troubled turbulence of the hyper-blizzard.”
– Matthew, Letter to the Sibyllines.

A tiny place. A shed perhaps, or a garage. Inside, a video projection shows a tightly framed, huge snowfall that hides everything. Animated images, taken from a bad picking-up of Hertzian waves, appear at times through the randomly moving particles, while the walls of the place reflect more or less accurately the snowy projection. The visitor is dragged into this “media storm,” a whirlwind of chaotic images from which arise, at intervals, scraps of meaning, narrative fragments echoed and distorted by the inner walls.

Born in Shawinigan in 1956, André Clément lives and works in Montréal. His work has been presented in Québec, across Canada and in Europe (Kunst Raum Riehan, Basle, 2000; Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy, 1995; Fotofeis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995). His work has often been reviewed and he has received several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. He was artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1991 and 1994. He currently teaches Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In the past few years, his research has focused on visual perception and questioned the relationships between the photographic image, media generated images and real space. Involving representational processes such as the photographic trompe-l’œil and video broadcast, his recent work explores, through digital superimposition of various types of visual documents, perceptive and interpretative phenomena linked to the origins of the image, its definition, its resolution as an enigma and its staging in space and time.

Bibliographie
- Lehmann, Henry, «Quirky images speak for their creators», The Gazette, 3 février 2001, p.J6.
- Rodriguez, Véronique, «André Clément», Espace, hiver-printemps 2001.