FOUNTAIN / Vision machine #3
Exhibited at Sporobole, Sherbrooke, Qc. (2010)
La Friche Belle-de-Mai, Marseille, France (2011) /curator: Marc Mercier
Festival EXIT, Créteil + Festival VIA, Maubeuge + Gare St. Sauveur, Lille, France (2011) / curator: Charles Carcopino
BIAN, Montréal, Qc. (2012)
Espace Québecor, Montréal, Qc. (2013) /curator: Manon Blanchette.
Maybe the closed-circuit image, such as that used in video surveillance, is neither inherently positive nor negative? What if this image were nothing more than our most accurate reflection? Here, suspicious and fascinated, we discover in it the crude and indistinct beauty of our world.
A motorized robot manufactured in aluminum, plexiglass and chromed steel, slowly moves two closed-circuit surveillance cameras through two mirrored hypocycloidal revolutions. The two video signals captured by the cameras are projected directly on a wall behind the sculpture creating a videographic mise en abyme of the space and the viewers.
Project produced with the support of Canada Council for the Arts.