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TRANSCENDARE: The Responsive Art Systems of Philomène Longpré is a bilingual monograph curated by Christine Redfern that delves in-depth into the extraordinary universe of the artist Philomène Longpré. A world of heightened sensations, where captivating creatures projected onto responsive video membranes live in darkened spaces awaiting the presence of the visitors. The power of Longpré’s art comes from her ability to blur the boundaries between the virtual and the real, as well as the visceral reactions she provokes. Through 260 pages with selected full-colour images and insightful texts by leading international writers Kate Mondloch, Florence de Mèredieu, David Howes, Alison Syme, Isa Tousignant, Christine Redfern and from Philomène Longpré herself, this book gives a unique opportunity to explore Longpré’s genius and her astounding contribution to contemporary art.
Curator and editor: Christine Redfern.
Graphic design: Annick Burion.
Published by ELLEPHANT Press (2016).
With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.