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Université du Québec à Trois Rivières
Trois-Rivières, QC, G8Z
Canada

A wide overview of the art research and creation of the French Canadian Philippe Boissonnet. Art holography, digital photography, interactive installation, photo-performance, drawings, and more

Holography - Light

“Adopting a two-sided approach, the principle of holography on the one hand, and the arrangement of holograms on the other, Boissonnet has succeeded in subtly introducing and incorporating new spatiotemporal parameters into art. Understandably, the viewer never anticipates the blends, mixtures and challenges the viewing experience has to offer (…). But viewer is subtly led to discover other dimensions of the work as well as of his or her own sensitivity.”  

(Louise Poissant, in Entre lumière et ombre, In-Between, exhibition booklet, Montreal, 1999. Translation by R. Patrick Boissonnault) 


LÀ OÙ LE SOLEIL SE LÈVE

Where the Sun Rises
2017

Sandblasted Plexiglass, HOE acetate film, blue chalk-line and Leiko spotlight
50 x 50 cm (plexiglass) -

Presentation at Art Gallery R3 for Echoes & horizons exhibition

« Where the Sun Rises », 2017. Sandblasted Plexiglass, HOE acetate film, blue chalk-line and Leiko spotlight


LA CONSCIENCE DES LIMITES (DÉDALE)

The Awareness of Limits (Dedalus)
2013

Sculpture: two transmission holograms on Plexiglass, steel structure, LED strips (white-blue)
228 x 228 x 228 cm (82 x 82 cm each hologram)

Technical support: Harris Kagan (OSU Pulse Laser Lab) and John Perry (Holographics North Lab)

“La conscience des limites (Dédale)”, 2013
Exhibition at the centre Raymond Lasnier, Trois-Rivières, Qc

"La conscience des limites (Dédale)", 2013

A first retrospective exhibition in New York, at HOLOCENTER (LIC) for Canadian artist Philippe Boissonnet. From march 7th to april 5th, Martina Mrongovius artistic director of the Center for Holographic Arts (Holocenter, LIC, NY) invited him to exhibit a good selection of my holography and light artworks created between 1990 and 2013. A great experience in a fabulous old empty bank building.

RELATIVITÉ / Relativity
2013

Sculpture: two holograms (WLR) mounted on Plexiglass, wood, pastels, LED strips (orange/blue)
30 x 100 x 50 cm

"Relativité (Holoroche)", 2013
Exhibition at the Galerie R3, Trois-Rivières, Qc


NULLE PART / Nowhere
2013

Engraved glass, two LED strips (green, red) and wooden brackets
75 x 75 cm (glass)

(Photo credits: Guy Samson)

“Nulle part”, 2013
Exhibition at the Centre GRAVE, Victoriaville, Qc
(Photo credits : Guy Samson)

"Nulle part", 2013

"Nulle part", 2013
(Photo credits: Guy Samson)


LE MIROIR D'ICARE / Icarus Mirror
2013

Two transmission holograms (WLT), two mirrors, aluminum, colour LED strips
100 x 100 cm (each hologram)

“Le miroir d’Icare”, 2013
Exhibition at the Centre Raymond Lasnier, Trois-Rivières, Qc

“Le miroir d’Icare”, 2013
(With support from the Holocenter Artist in Residency Program - 2012)

"Le miroir d’Icare", 2013


UN MONDE D'INCERTITUDE

A World of Uncertainty
2008

Two transmission holograms, black Plexiglass and digital photography on styrene
365 x 127 x 45 cm

“Un monde d'incertitude”, 2008
Exhibition at the Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, Qc

"Un monde d'incertitude", 2008 (hologram - Minus)

"Un monde d'incertitude", 2008 (hologram - Plus)


UN ESPACE ENTRE 2 TEMPS

A Space in-between 2 times
2004

Exhibition-view at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Qc

“Un espace entre 2 temps”, 2004
Exhibition-view of Philippe Boissonnet’ solo exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Qc
(Curator: Manon Régimbald)


EFFLORESCENCE
2002

Two transmission holograms (WLT), mirrors, aluminum, black Plexiglass, two CD players, mini-speakers, photoelectric sensors, laser diodes and electronic microcontroller
Installation: approx. 600 x 600 cm

Technical support: Pierre olivier (electronic), Dan Schweitzer (New York Holocenter) and John Perry (Holographics North Lab)

Collection of the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Qc

"Efflorescence", 2002
Collection of the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, Qc

“Efflorescence”, 2002
Explanatory diagram of the interactive motion detection system (sound activated / deactivated when the spectator walks by the laser beam)

"Efflorescence", 2002 (hologram No 1)

 "Efflorescence", 2002 (Hologram No 2)

"Efflorescence", 2002 (Hologram No 2)


UN MONDE NOUVEAU

A New World
2001

Black Plexiglass bowls, engraved glass, water, two engines and solar collectors, 1000 watt projectors
80 x 40 x 40 cm each element

Technical support: Pierre Olivier (electronic)


JE/TU
2000

Four reflection holograms on Plexiglass, pillows and sheet
220 x 220 cm, ed. 2/2

Technical support: Cégep de Maisonneuve Holography studio, Montréal, Qc

Collection of the Fondation Danae Art Actuel, Oviedo, France/Spain

"JE / TU", 2000

"JE / TU", 2000

"JE / TU", 2000


RECARTOGRAPHIER SON MONDE

To Recartography Own's World
1993-2000

Transmission hologram (WLT) and 100 laser prints mounted on Permaflex
Approx. 180 x 180 cm

Technical support: Gérard Allon and John Perry (holography), MIDE artist-in-residency program (Cuenca, Spain)


IN BETWEEN / ENTRE-DEUX
1997

"In-Between is a work designed to facilitate interaction and cooperation between spectators. In this way, it can be said that this particular work more than any other helps the Spectator realize that he or she is the real content of the artform that the installation is …" (Louise Poissant, in Entre lumière et ombre. In-Between exhibition booklet. 1999, Translation by R. Patrick Boissonnault)

Three transmission holograms (WLT), steel, halogen lamps and LED strips, electronic lighting control unit and three ultrasonic motion detectors
1000 x 1000 x 200 cm (each hologram: 110 x 110 cm)

Technical support: Pierre Olivier (electronic) et John Perry (Holographics North Lab)
 

 

“In-Between”, 1997
Descriptive diagram of the interactive lighting control system

 

“In-Between”, 1997
Detail of hologram A (“Rainbow Shadowgram” process)
(Photo credits: Layla Wrencher)


LA CONSCIENCE DES LIMITES (GALILEO)

The Awareness of Limits (Galileo)
1993

One stereographic hologram (oval), two HOE holograms (cylinders), Plexiglass, easels, electronic lighting control with ultrasonic motion detector
Approx. 500 x  300 x 185 cm, ed. 2/2

Technical support: Guy Marsden (electronic) and John Perry (holography)

 
 

LA CONSCIENCE DES LIMITES (GAÏA)

The Awareness of Limits (Gaïa)
1992

"La conscience des limites (Gaïa) refers to the Earth Goddess and scrambles in turn the images and ideas; The eye wanders and […] combines the monumentality of structure […] with the derision of holographic images of an inflatable ball; evoking that same terrestrial globe living its suspended sentence, where we build all our dreams and project the epic as well as the utopias of our future." (Hervé Fischer, in Philippe Boissonnet, Artist of Uncertainty. Catalogue: Philippe Boissonnet, La Base, France, 1993. Translation by Lucille Nelson)

Eight holograms (WLT) mounted on Plexiglass, steel, wood, lead sheet, infrared motion detector, lighting electronic control unit
330 x 360 x 180 cm

Technical support: Pierre Olivier (electronic), Gérard Allon Pulse Laser Lab (Montréal) and Holographics North Lab (Burlington)


AIRE TECHNOCULTURELLE

Technocultural Area
1991

"Aire techniculturelle quotes the scenography of painting by Edouard Manet Le déjeûner sur l’herbe, which is placed in opposition between space (area) and time (era), between nature (grass) and technoculture […], between Painting (Manet) and Photography […]. A true provocation along with a great talent and an undeniable artistic appeal, in order to install in us total uncertainty regarding all our traditional  as well as modern constructs…" (Hervé Fischer, in Philippe Boissonnet, artiste de l’incertitude, 1993. Translation by Lucille Nelson)

Two transmission holograms, Plexiglass, easels and metal platform
450 x 450 x 110 cm, ed. 2/2

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto) and Holographics North Lab (Burlington)

"Aire technoculturelle", 1991 (hologram No 1)

"Aire technoculturelle", 1991 (hologram No 2)

"Aire technoculturelle", 1991
Exhibition at the Cité internationale des arts et nouvelles technologies, Montréal, Qc


DE PROFUNDIS (or The Artist Remediation)
1990

Two transmission holograms (WLT), seven tripods, Plexiglass and white paint
Approx. 350 x 400 x 180 cm

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto) and Holographics North Lab (Burlington)

 

“De Profundis (The artist remediation)”, 1990
Exhibition at the Holocenter Vault Gallery, New York, 2014

 

PEINDRE OU NE PAS PEINDRE?

To Paint or not to Paint?
1989

Transmission hologram, wooden frame, easel and pigments on canvas
200 x 240 x 180 cm, ed. 2/2

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto) and Holographics North Lab (Burlington)

"Peindre ou ne pas peindre?", 1989

“Peindre ou ne pas peindre?”, 1989
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xhibition at the Cité internationale des arts et des nouvelles technologies, Montréal, Qc

 

GREAT CLASSICAL NUDE
1988

Reflection hologram on glass (WLR) and charcoal/photocopy transfers on cardboard
40 x 122 cm

Technical support:  Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto)

“Great Classical Nude” (diptych), 1988

“Great Classical Nude” (diptych drawing and hologram), 1988


À L'OMBRE DES GRANDS MODÈLES I et II

In the Shadow of Great Models (I & II)
1987

In the wake of the post-modernism hybrids of the 1980s, these two pieces question the formal and spatial nature of the holographic medium in relation to the great models of art, painting, sculpture and photography, but also to the Nude as an artistic genre.  

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto)

 

“À l’ombre des grands modèles I”, 1987
Reflection hologram (WLR) on glass and acrylic/pastels on wood and canvas
45 x 170 x 60 cm (hologram: 30 x 40 cm) Exhibition at the Centre d'art L'Imagier, Aylmer, Qc, 1988

  “À l’ombre des grands modèles II”, 1987   Hologram (WLR) on glass, plaster mould, acrylic/pastels on canvas, wood   Hologram: 30 x 40 cm

“À l’ombre des grands modèles II”, 1987
Hologram (WLR) on glass, plaster mould, acrylic/pastels on canvas, wood
Hologram: 30 x 40 cm

 

L'OMBRE D'UN DOUTE

The Shadow of a Doubt
1987

“The obvious kinship between holograms and hallucination, or mirage, have led Boissonnet to a theoretical reflection about the philosophical and literary tradition of the Double in relation to the image of the body” (Frank Popper, in L’art à l’âge électronique, Paris : Hazan, 1993)

Six holograms (WLR & WLT) on glass, Plexiglass and acrylic/pastels on three cotton canvases
Approx. 10 x 10 metres  (hologram: 30 x 40 cm)

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto)


“Doigts de la création”, 1985
Reflection hologram on glass (WLR) and acrylic on wood, 28 x 32 cm, ed. 10/10

DOIGTS DE LA CRÉATION

Creation's Fingers
1985

Reflection hologram on glass (WLR) and acrylic on wood
28 x 32 cm, ed. 10/10

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto)

Collection ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany


REGARD HOLISTIQUE

Holistic Gaze
1984

Reflection hologram on glass (WLR)
21 x 26 cm, ed. 6/6

Technical support: Fringe Research Holographic Lab (Toronto)

Collection of the Interference Hologram Gallery, Toronto, On

“Regard holistique”, 1984
Reflection hologram on glass (WLR), 21 x 26 cm, ed. 6/6
Collection of the Interference Hologram Gallery, Toronto, On


“Tranche d’espace-temps”, 1984
Reflection hologram on glass (WLR), wood, ink on paper and bottle
21 x 30 x 22 cm, ed. 6/6

TRANCHE D'ESPACE-TEMPS

Slice of Space-Time, 1984

Reflection hologram on glass (WLR), wood, ink on paper and bottle
21 x 30 x 22 cm, ed. 6/6

Collection of the Musée d’holographie de Paris, France (Anne-Marie Christakis)