From May 17th till June 22nd, 2019.
Graduating Master’s student in Visual and Media Arts, UQAM.
Galerie de l’UQAM concludes its 2018-2019 programming with an exhibition by Maude Arès, “L’algue flotte dans une rivière, amenée par le débit de l’eau, elle s’agrippe à la pierre, elle y reste longtemps.” Through a sensitive installation, the artist explores the stories and vulnerabilities of found materials.
The installation stages a tiny universe made of found, broken objects and a series of precarious, willowy sculptures called mystery tools. Throughout the exhibition, Arès sets these small items in motion by balancing them and changing their location. The mystery tools become an extension of her body, allowing for the slow, perilous and coincidental manipulation of the materials on display. Sound artist Simon Labbé is also amplifying the objects’ delicate sounds. Breaking, wearing down, fusing and weaving; the focus is on the matter’s relationships, sound, movement and transformation. The creation of unsettled microcosms reveals a complex material world, constantly building itself.
Opening on May 16th, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.