AROUND YOU / AUTOUR DE VOUS
Developed in residency at Vu, Québec city, Qc. (2007).
Exhibited at Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montréal, Qc. (2008)
Espace Vu, Québec City, Qc. (2008)
Oboro, Montréal, Qc. (2009)
Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C. (2010)
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria (2010) / Auto-pathography, curator: Tamar Tembeck.
I approach images like a sculptor. For me, the image of the body is the result of the radiance spilling over its contour. What I try to sculpt is not the body itself but the visual radiance that makes body apparent to one's gaze.
A variable-speed electric motor powers a neon lighting device, a parabolic mirror and a digital camera, which turn slowly around a model seated on a bench in the center of the machine. Using a remote control, I release the shutter: 1 shot every 10° to cover the entire 360° of circumference. 36 shots are necessary to construct a panoptic portrait of the model.
Project produced with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.