Date(s) - May/29/2021 - Jun/19/2021
The Générateur stochastique and Asservissements installations share an approach that shifts between the desire tocontrol a system and the desire to relinquish control. While a sound event would normally unfold in linear time,interactivity short-circuits the way the sound is received, and despite their degree of autonomy, the works serve thewill of their viewers. The elements of randomness in Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s sound installations spark interactions,echoes, variations, and arrangements—dynamics similar to improvisation, itself an important part of the artist’smusical practice per se. Indeed, the freedom to be inspired by and respond to the immediate is a precious kind ofservitude.
This project is presented in a partnership between OBORO and the ELLEPHANT gallery in Montreal.