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

*Opening:: Saturday September 6 (3PM)*
Bordering reality and fiction, Karilynn Ming Ho’s video practice draws on the conventions of film and theatre, and her appropriations of excerpts from varied sources—literature, cinema, YouTube, popular music, TV, among others—serve as raw material for the elaboration of scenarios in which images, objects, and places interact. In a performative vein, Ming Ho makes the process visible, dwelling on the camera’s presence, on its impact on the performing subject, and on the propensity of objects to generate actions and narratives.
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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)*
Alexis Bellavance’s multidisciplinary work is mainly articulated around sound, noise, and time. While travelling through rural and urban spaces, he captures the material—sounds, vibrations, images—that will serve as conceptual catalyst for the production of his installation and performance projects. He is fascinated by the singular details or fleeting moments of daily life; he uses space as an open, evolving, perceptual lab that bears witness to his experiences, his collections, and his observations of the real.
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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 (2014), 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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Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Exposition «Sculptures» Exhibition, 1984.


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Théâtre de Verdure
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Mathieu Latulippe Visions [Documents de recherche], Laurent Pernel, Théâtre de Verdure (no3)
[18$]
Texts in French