Vieux-Quai Park (Auberge Mowatt) | 550 Boulevard Perron | Maria
Catherine Tremblay, Montréal, Québec | catherinetremblay.com
A native of Chicoutimi, Catherine Tremblay has lived and worked in Montreal since 2004.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University as well as a master’s in visual art and new media from UQAM. Over the last few years she has done a number of research and creative residencies, notably at the École nationale supérieure d’art de Nancy, in France (2005); at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, also in France (2009); at Séquence (today the Bang Centre) in Chicoutimi (2013); at Action Art Actuel in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (2014); and at the Centre d’art de Kamouraska in the Lower St. Lawrence (2015). Since 2005 her work has received numerous awards and been presented in collective and solo exhibitions throughout Québec, in Switzerland, in Africa, and in New York for the Montreal/Brooklyn project.
Catherine Tremblay is cofounder and president of Le Cabinet, espace de production photographique à Montréal.
INSTALLATION AT RENCONTRES
Outdoor videographic installation presenting a projection on a photographic support. A panoramic image of the river envelops a large cube during the day, then a scene of vigorous strolling issues from the shape once night falls. Like a portion of another location, of a space-time, of a trompe l’œil, the photographic image thus proposes an intriguing monolith, contrasting with the landscape of presentation. The projection next shows a shadow theatre (visible over 360 degrees) in which the individuals move about halfway between a lazy saunter and movements given rhythm by human activity. Spectators are invited to move close to the piece and thereby add their silhouettes to the installation.
We thank the Vidéographe artist center in Montreal for its support in the creation of this artistic project.