Hylozoïsme - Solo Exhibition
April 10 to May 22, 2021
The common thread of Elisabeth Picard’s Hylozoïsme series is the contemplation of both line and knot unfolding in space. Fascinated by the processes of growth and transformation found in the living world, Elisabeth Picard focuses on two types of creation in this series: fixed sculptural compositions in space and kinetic compositions with movement generated by motors.
Générateur stochastique - Solo Exhibition
May 29 to June 19, 2021
The Générateur stochastique installation 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.