CV117 - Gagnon-Forest, Séquence aérienne — Élisabeth Recurt
CV117 - Gagnon-Forest, Séquence aérienne — Élisabeth Recurt

CV117 - Gagnon-Forest, Séquence aérienne — Élisabeth Recurt

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Ciel variable 117 - Shifted (Summer 2021) 
Exhibitions (Individual Article, Digital Version)

Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montréal
Du 13 décembre 2020 au 14 février 2021

- Élisabeth Recurt

The duo of Gagnon-Forest, sensitive to the issues linking space and the collective imagination, produce works linked to sociological and aesthetic concerns. The six photographs that they inserted in the large windows of a municipal building alternate scientific (topographic) images and landscapes blurred by the amalgamation of points of view (using the parallax principle). The objectivity of the former, black-and-white digitized cadastral plans, is contrasted against the latter, blue-tinted images. In Élisabeth Recurt’s view, this combination of “informational quality” and “visual quality with fictive content” points to urban constraints and evokes an inaccessible elsewhere. The “sociological and poetic threads” of Séquence aérienne remind her of the practice of Melvin Charney, who reflected “on the domination of the functional dimension over the social dimension in urban planning” and blended reality and fiction in his works.

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Language : French & English
Digital Version : PDF, 625 Kb

Bibliographical Reference

Élisabeth Recurt, « Gagnon-Forest, Séquence aérienne », Ciel variable, no 117, Montréal, 2021, p. 83-84.

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