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TWO EXHIBITIONS PRESENTED AS PART OF FICFA
November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen presents two exhibitions that are part of the Media Arts programming of the International Francophone Film Festival in Acadie (FICFA) that explores the diversity of media-based artistic expression by artists from the international Francophonie. Elaborating on the narrative possibilities of the moving image, sound manipulation and installation, these exhibitions occupy the gallery space in a way that surrounds the visitor. The opening will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at 5 PM, with the artists in attendance.
Lost Idyll, by Jessica Arseneau is composed alternately of one or two images projected side by side. This video installation shows a woman transporting a cumbersome scaffolding through various spacious landscapes and an autumnal forest. Entering the field of one projection and going out of the other, this woman makes a Sisyphean movement, repeating from a place to another in a continuous mobility.
Jessica Arseneau, originally from Bathurst, New Brunswick, and a graduate of Université de Moncton (BFA 2011) is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in Leipzig, Germany. Public presentations of her work occurred at art spaces such as Darling Foundry in Montreal, BronxArtSpace in New York, Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton, and Janaklees for Visual Arts in Alexandria. Recently, her work has been shown at Traverse Vidéo in Toulouse, HGB Gallery and Gallery Bipolar, both in Leipzig.
Machinari is an invitation to escape. A sequence of tableau shots becomes a window, a breach into another reality. The artist thwarts the viewer’s gaze and manipulates the image in order to give dimension to photography: a form of resistance to the immateriality of the digital process. The result is a layering of space and time; a slow oscillation between disappearance and revelation.
Léna Mill-Reuillard works with images, whether photographic, videographic or cinematic. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema and a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown at the Galerie de l’UQAM, the gallery Les Territoires and at Centre VU.
The exhibitions will be presented until January 18 2016. Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen is located at 405 Université Avenue, in the Clément-Cormier building on the Université de Moncton campus. Gallery hours are 1 PM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday to Friday, and 1 PM to 4 PM on week-ends. Admission is free. For more information, please contact us at (506) 858-4088, or by email at email@example.com. For up-to-date information, «Like» us on Facebook or visit us at www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga.
Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of Université de Moncton is supported by Tourism, Heritage and Culture New-Brunswick. The Media Arts Exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information on FICFA’s programming, including films presented with English subtitles, please visit: www.ficfa.com.