* 1965 born Matane (Quebec), [CAN]
lives and works in Montrèal
Uncertainty Markers [The Weaver]
2005/2010, kinetic sound installation
courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Es ist der Klang von permanent an der Wand sich bewegender Graphitistifte, den der kleine Lautsprecher dieser Installation hörbarmacht. Dem Künstler gelingt es damit klassische Zeichnung und Medienkunst kongenial miteinander zu verknüpfen.
It is the sound of a permanent marker drawing on the wall that the small speakers in this installation render audible. The artist succeeds here in linking classical drawing with media art.
Lecture-/Sound-Performance von Jean-Pierre Gauthier
20h30, 15. Dez.2010
Ort: Raum D
Performance mit Klanginstrument, das mit Druckluft betrieben, pfeifende Klänge erzeugt, die von dem Künstler verändert und gesteuert werden.
Video of WEAVER & THORAX_2 (instrument)
Montreal artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier, who has been active on the contemporary art since the mid-1990s, has a hybridpractice that incorporates visual arts and audio exploration. A virtuoso of everyday reality, an artisan of contemporaryart, an entomologist of sound, He sees, and hears, all the acoustic and metaphorical potential of the found object,his kinetic installations incorporate humour and poetry in a highly rigorous artistic approach. With rare ingenuity, hisworks embody contrasting ideas such as order and chaos, permanence and fragility, orchestration and randomness.These composite installations produce a wide range of visual, kinetic and auditory stimuli, resulting in an intense,almost dizzying experience. It is this feeling of vertigo, almost exultation, that embodies the full power of his works.(Pierre Landry- Curator at the MACM 2007)
He was the winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award in 2004 and recepient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Stauton Award in 2006. He has exhibited his audio and kinetic installations in Europe, Asia and NorthAmerica. A retrospective of his work Jean-Pierre Gauthier : Machines at Play organized by Musée d’artcontemporain de Montréal, recently toured to the Akron Art Museum(Ohio), Art Gallery of Hamilton,Mendel Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Prairie Art Gallery. The artist is represented byJack Shainman Gallery, New York.