Bus Trip to Sporobole
9 February 2013
- Dominic Gagnon
- Catherine Préfontaine
- Alain Berry
The bus trip between Eastern Bloc and Sporobole materializes the idea of an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, as approached in the context of "Carrier Pigeon," group exhibit featuring the work of Zeesy powers and Dominic Gagnon.
This new collaboration between our two centres seems unavoidable to us as our programming is often complementary and echoes similar issues at play in contemporary art.
At Sporobole, we will visit the solo exhibit "Postillons / Intempéries du langage" by artist Catherine Préfontaine and attend a conference on sound pollution by Alain Berry. Préfontaine is interested in the visual schematization of non-visual natural phenomena. By the implied filter of the body as both barrier and receptacle, she probes the integrity of the human body that digs its heels into the sensorial invasions of the world. "Postillons / Intempéries du langage" proposes an installation whereby the artist invests herself in the practice of drawing within a site-specific work. Space is approached as a recording of sensorial perceptions. The installation can be seen as the amplified field of the tormented clamour of a deafened world.
The conference on sound pollution will be given by Alain Berry, Co-Chair of industrial research at NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) in aviation acoustics and professor at Université de Sherbrooke. The presentation will discuss the issue of sound pollution, and will approach the notion of sound as a physical and perceived object. Some examples of recent research in noise reduction will be presented.
Sporobole is a centre for production and exhibition of contemporary art that catalyzes artistic research through technical support while adopting an experiential approach. The centre provides a context of exchanges – between creation, exhibition and reflection – carrying a renewal of modes of understanding of the practices that are developed and presented within the centre’s activities. Thus it recognizes itself as a propeller of new forms of knowledge on both technical and discursive levels. Thanks to this integrated context of presentation and production, Sporobole reaffirms the role of the artist and of his practice within the social ecology.
- 1:45pm: Departure from Eastern Bloc. Presentation by Dominic Gagnon on bus.
- 4:00pm: Arrival at Sporobole. Sound Pollution conference.
- 5:00pm: 5 à 7 and visit of "Postillons/Intempéries du langage," solo exhibit by Catherine Préfontaine. Tour of Sporobole’s new lab.
- 7:00pm: Departure from Sporobole. Festive return with karaoke on bus.