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Laurence Garneau doing an intership at OPTICA

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Gallery 1
Karilynn Ming Ho
from September 6th 2014 to October 18th 2014
Love is Just a Four Letter Word

*Opening:: Saturday September 6 (3PM)*
Primarily working in video installation, Karilynn Ming Ho looks at the iterative nature of performance and the formal elements of its construction, through a combination of found texts, minimal sets, audio and gestures sourced from high and pop culture. Suturing fragments of acts and a cast of characters, leaving narrative and identity unfixed, she elaborates a complex relationship between the actors and the camera where any sense of before and after is lost within each edit. Her method creates many avenues of interpretation such as the perspective that quintessential repetitions make up everyday life. Most of Ming Ho’s projects foreground ideas based on semiotic forms of production that become replayed with the use of elements pertaining to the cinematic, social, ritual and theatrical grammars. This composite vocabulary allows her to examine how these codification processes function as sites for performativity.
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Gallery 2
Alexis Bellavance
from September 6th 2014 to October 18th 2014
L'échelle des amas

*Opening:: Saturday September 6 (3PM)*
The most beautiful things are usually the simplest and two-dimensional things are easier to grasp than three-dimensional ones and there’s nothing like a white cube for isolating a work of art, to better look upon it, but it isn’t as simple as that, there are images that move and sometimes even images that aren’t images but are more like constructions, or experiences, images that one can practically enter.
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Edith Brunette
from October 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014
Research Residency art3/OPTICA - Valence (France)

Observing language as revelatory of the power relationships driving society, Edith Brunette is interested in the discourse practised by governing institutions and by those who challenge them. She provokes acts of speech on the part of various societal actors in order to prompt reflection on our perception of the world and on the means of collectively appropriating its representations. During her residency at art3 (Valence), the artist will focus her interrogations on French corporation S.T. Dupont, examining its discourses on beauty, culture, and freedom through the products the company manufactures and their mode of production.
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Julie Lequin
from November 15th 2014 to December 20th 2014

Seemingly playful and cobbled together, Julie Lequin’s narrative works mix (auto)biography and fiction in an affirmation of her own experience as a woman. Having lived several years in the United States, the artist draws inspiration from her idiosyncrasies to explore themes of identity and acculturation. She dramatizes herself using video and performance, broaching the duality of the individual (persona) while composing self-portraits that (re)define the artist’s role and position as a model. She is presenting Top 30 (2010), which consists of thirty short videos recounting of her birthdays, and Confabulatory Chronicle (2012), a collection of drawings and pĩnatas begun during a residency in Mexico City.
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Renata Poljak
from November 15th 2014 to December 20th 2014

Renata Poljak is developing work on memory that redefines how ideologies and political agendas shape individual and collective history. Autobiographical and documentary in form, her video and photographic productions refer to the upheavals and violence generated by conflicts in the Balkans. Poljak broaches the abuses of power in the transition from the socialist regime to liberal capitalism, the rise of the far-right in Europe, and the condition of women and immigrants. The artist attempts to see through the patriarchal and nationalist values that are still prevalent in Croatia.
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Mathieu Latulippe Visions [Documents de recherche], Laurent Pernel, Théâtre de Verdure (no3)
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