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Jocelyn Robert

May 6 to June 5, 2016
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 pm
550, côte d'Abraham, Québec
Friday May 6, 5:00 pm

About the Artist

About the Exhibition


The art of Jocelyn Robert is essentially interdisciplinary. His work has been shown in many solo exhibitions in Canada and internationally, and he also participated in collaborations and group exhibitions across the world. His videos and media works have been shown at many important events and his sound works have been included on more than thirty CDs. His writing has been published in catalogues and specialized magazines, and as a poetic novel with Le Quartanier. Centre VOX, the Galerie de l'UQAM, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes have published catalogues on his work. He has also produced radiophonic creations, concerts, and performances. His works are part of many private and public collections.

Moirés et automoirés

Drawing upon the innumerable images that inhabit the real and virtual worlds, Jocelyn Robert investigates the place of the individual photograph in relation to digital image banks. Built out of superimposed transparent layers, the works are made from a source photograph to which the artist adds one or more images that are found to be similar%u2014whether by internet algorithms or through research into varied points of view on the same subject. Views of objects and sites as well as portraits of the artist are the bases of these composite images, which explore not so much the physical or physiognomic resemblances between their subjects as the composition of the image itself. The superimposition of images reveals the meanings attached to different types of composition, allowing us to grasp, to some extent, the historical depth of a particular photograph. The gaze is invited to plunge into this accumulation of derivative images and to cross their interstices.

Jocelyn Robert wishes to thank the École d'art de l'Université Laval and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture.

The works presented in the exhibition were printed at VU.

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