Men and Trees
Japanese artist Rika Noguchi’s project for VU is the result of two visits to Québec. She began her project by following the migratory paths of wild geese, where she met some arborists at work, ultimately leading her to produce the images now exhibited in the Espace américain. Presented in a luminous and limpid atmosphere that distorts the temporality of Noguchi’s images, the installation explores the fascinating world of arborists in a spirit of curiosity and poetry: humans blend into trees through strange dance-like rituals, while the trees themselves become one with the sky, in order to better escape from their urban surroundings.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Manif d’art 9 – La biennale de Québec.
The exhibition is presented in conjonction with Manif d’art 9 – La biennale de Québec, as part of SMALL BETWEEN THE STARS, LARGE AGAINST THE SKY, a series of exhibitions curated by Jonathan Watkins. * STORY OF THE STREET’ BY LEONARD COHEN. COPYRIGHT © 1993, LEONARD COHEN, USED BY PERMISSION OF THE WYLIE AGENCY (UK) LIMITED