(British-Colombia, Canada )
Les Revenants is a thematic exhibition that brings spirit photography – pictures of invisible beings – into contemporary art.
In Chimeras (2003-4) Ted Hiebert’s body, covered in glow-in-the-dark paint, is the only source of light. In the company of other species, he mutates in a ghostly manner.
Astman, Hiebert, Jolly, and Stephenson suggest that there are unseen forces sustained by hopes and beliefs which can be documented photographically.
Ted Hiebert has exhibited his work in public galleries and artist-run centres across Canada, including the Art Gallery of Nanaimo, BC; Forest City Gallery, london, Ontario; Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC; La Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB; and Harcourt House, Edmonton. His published writings include “Hallucinations of Invisibility : From Silence to Delirium” (Ctheory 26 :1) and “Becoming Carnival : Performaing a Postmodern Identity” (Performance Research 8 :3). Hiebert is the editorial assistant for Ctheory, a research assistant at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, and a PhD candidate in the Humanities at Concordia University. He lives in Victoria, BC.
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance St., # 103
Les Revenants: Barbara Astman, Ted Hiebert, Martyn Jolly, and Roberto Stephenson
August 30, 2005 – November 5, 2005
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-6:00pm
Opening Saturday September 10, 2005 at 11:00am, the artists will be present