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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

Video - Installation

LA CONSCIENCE DES LIMITES (ICARE)
2013 - 2015

As the viewer enters the virtual Google Earth image of the digital globe projected on the ground, they are subjected to a unique experience. The visitor is invited to metaphorically lift off  from the reality of Earth, and to take the imagined place of Icarus, not knowing if he/she controls the new satellite power. However, the visitor can begin to dance with the image…

Online interactive video installation using Google Earth:
Two video projectors, one Mac-mini, ultrasonic sensors and webcam, Internet connection, sound and canvas
5 x 5 metres (footprint)

GRAVE, Victoriaville, Qc. 2013

Exhibition at the Centre GRAVE, Victoriaville, Qc. 2013
(Photo credits: Guy Samson)

 

Langage Plus, Alma, Qc. 2014

Exhibition at the Centre Langage Plus, Alma, Qc. 2014

 

Galerie R3, UQTR, Trois-Rivières, Qc. 2015

Exhibition at the Galerie R3, Trois-Rivières, Qc. 2015 (In collaboration with Emmanuelle Hoarau and Sébastien Cossette)

Exhibition at the Galerie R3, Trois-Rivières, Qc. 2015 (In collaboration with Emmanuelle Hoarau and Sébastien Cossette)


(ANT)ARCTICA WALKING
2015

A 3.5 minute video-performance produced during the group exhibition “Régénération” (galerie R3, Trois-Rivières, Qc), and presented as part of the exhibition “Sur [Espiral] Polar”. As an implied reference to the first steps on the Moon, this video focuses on the relation of the artist’s body with the white area of the blue Planet: Antarctica (where he has been invited by the DNA , Argentina, to carry out an art residency in 2007).

Sala exhibición de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Curator: Andrea Juan


CONFLUENCES
2009

This installation strives to create a virtual connexion between two geographical locations, which are intimately related to the artist: La Rochelle in France and Trois-Rivières in Québec. Together, the Google Earth images, the geographic coordinates (GPS), the sun and the sea images,  shape the sequence.  

Video projection on translucide white Plexiglass
200 x 30 cm

"Confluences", 2009. Exhibition at the Galerie d'art du Parc, Trois-Rivières, Qc

"Confluences", 2009. Exhibition at the Galerie d'art du Parc, Trois-Rivières, Qc


EN PERDRE LE NORD
2008

This project was produced as part of the Arte en Antarctica (DNA – Argentina) residency. In a poetic tone, the artwork recaptures the metaphor of the unknown territory where human beings migrate to an inhospitable space and must find a way to belong (dome image). The inflatable globe with its geopolitical image, reproduced in accordance to three visual processes (inflatable, video, animation), symbolizes the unavoidable collective and individual space that encompasses us all: the world. One of the two videos revisits a “performance” executed on the island of Marambio, Antarctic Peninsula, in March of 2007. The second videogram is an animation of the globe overlaying a wall drawing of an androgynous figure, and evolving to the sound of the breath and the wind noise.

Installation-projection: two videograms (5-min. 25 sec. loop), sound, wall drawing and inflatable balloons
Approx. 5 x 5 metres

“En perdre le nord”, 2008 Exhibition at the Galeria Arte & Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“En perdre le nord”, 2008 Exhibition at the Galeria Arte & Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“En perdre le nord“, 2008 Exhibition at the Atelier Silex, Trois-Rivières, Qc. 2009

“En perdre le nord“, 2008 Exhibition at the Atelier Silex, Trois-Rivières, Qc. 2009

See also section “PERFORMANCES” (more photo and video work)