The Ottawa School of Art – Orleans Campus is pleased to present Manifestations réciproques(Reciprocal Manifestations), a video installation by Pascale Théorêt-Groulx from June 7, 2012 to July 13, 2012. Meet the artist, and engage in this exceptional exhibit, at a reception on June 14, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Manifestations réciproques is a reflection on the relationship between our bodies and our unconscious behaviors. In the gallery's intimate setting, the viewer becomes a witness to the conscious and unconscious reactions of eight individuals on videotape. The close-up montage allows visitors to see the subtlety of the subject's reactions as they were being filmed: micro movements in their face and neck, differences in inhalations and exhalations, ease or unease, a constant battle between control and letting go.
This profound observation may cause the viewer to gain awareness of their own unconscious behaviors.
Pascale Théorêt-Groulx is a local artist who completed her studies at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She will be attending the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the fall of 2012, to complete her Master in Media Arts.
Ms. Théorêt-Groulx's work focuses on the limits of and connections with the body, man and his environment. She draws inspiration from conscious and unconscious behaviors - gestures, movements, sounds and actions - that suggest a symbolic link between man and his world. Her medium of choice, video, allows her to capture sound and images while her subjects are placed in unfamiliar situations, or asked to complete unusual actions, that amplify the complexity of their relationship with their environment.
Meet the artist reception | Rencontre avec l'artiste :
Thursday June 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm | Jeudi 14 juin de 18 h à 21 h
When | Où :
Works will be on display from | Les œuvres seront exposées du :
June 7 - July 13, 2012 | 7 juin au 13 juillet 2012
For more information, please contact:
Nina Camilleri, Marketing and Events Coordinator 613.241.7471 x 26
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