AROUND YOU / AUTOUR DE VOUS _ Exhibited at Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montréal, Qc. + Espace Vu, Québec City, Qc. + Oboro, Montréal, Qc. + Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
I approach images like a sculptor. For me, the image of the body is the result of the radiance spilling over its contour. What I try to sculpt is not the body itself but the visual radiance that makes body apparent to one's gaze.
A variable-speed electric motor powers a neon lighting device, a parabolic mirror and a digital camera, which turn slowly around a model seated on a bench in the center of the machine. Using a remote control, I release the shutter: 1 shot every 10° to cover the entire 360° of circumference. 36 shots are necessary to construct a panoptic portrait of the model.
Project produced with the support of Canada Council for the Art.