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Michael Flomen

January 11 to February 10, 2013
Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
550, côte d'Abraham, Québec
Friday, January 11, 2013, 5pm

About the Artist

About the Exhibition


Michael Flomen

Michael Flomen was born in Montreal in 1952. He began making photographs at the end of the 1960s and since then has presented his works on several continents. During the last decade, this experimental self-taught artist has used the photogramme technique to allow for a more intimate proximity to nature. Michael Flomen's works are included in Canadian and international collections, some of which are George Eastman House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Canada and Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, to name a few.

Nuits sauvages

I make photographs of what we do not see but know is there. My photogtaphs are conversations with light, reflections of the universe in relation to ourselves. -  Michael Flomen

From January 11 to February 10, VU PHOTO and La Bande Vidéo are proud to jointly present the work of Michael Flomen, a Montreal-based artist of international renown. These two centers will exhibit works in their respective galleries. Visitors will be able to appreciate his recent (2010 - 2012) photographs and new experimental video art concurrently.

At VU PHOTO, the Nuits Sauvages exhibition will offer viewers a chance to be immersed in never-before-seen large-scale photogrammes, which are the result of unique experiments conducted over the last fifteen years. In these works created at night in nature, by exposing photosensitive paper and homemade negatives to the elements, Michael Flomen constructs a poetic universe where truth and illusion intertwine. Water, snow and organic elements are revealed by moonlight, starlight and by the photographic flash.

Presented by La Bande Vidéo, and created during his recent residency, Gaze is an experimental work in black and white revealing the artist's preoccupations in the language of moving pictures. In a video that tests the limits of the medium, he continues to reflect on our conflicted relationship to nature. In Flomen's work viewers are confronted with the fatality of the human condition and the larger metaphysical questions. Please note that the documentary film on the work of Michael Flomen, La nuit est ma chambre noire by André Cornellier, will also be presented daily at 3 p.m.


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Michael Flomen

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