Since 2006, Claire Savoie has devoted herself to an ongoing work, Aujourd’hui (dates-vidéos) [Today (date-videos)], in which she explores the basic data of human experience by examining single instants in her own life. The work consists of a form of calendar for the purpose of which the artist records on video a very brief moment in her day, the complexity and substance of which are revealed by carefully creating interaction between the image and text and audio elements. Accumulated, these modest mini-videos show nothing less than a wide-angle view of the infinite montage that composes each human subject. The exhibition presents for the first time all of the date-videos made to date, more than 500 tracks that make visible the inalienable loss of our experience.
Born in 1957 in Richmond, Quebec, Claire Savoie lives and works in Montreal. Her works create friction among senses, emotions, language, and reason. She has had a number of solo exhibitions in Canada, including je te dis que je suis incapable de clore l’exercice at the Musée régional de Rimouski and Centre VOX in Montreal (2007), and her works have been in numerous group shows, including Avancer dans le brouillard (2004) and Femmes artistes (2010) at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Savoie was the recipient of the Prix Louis-Comtois in 2005.
SBC GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
372 Ste-Catherine W. | space 507 | 514 861 9992
Sept 10 – Dec 3, 2011 | Wednesday to Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm
Opening – Friday Sept 9, 2011 at 5 pm (meet the artist)