La fabrication de l'espace


From 2014, 24 October to 21 Nobember

Inspired by scientific imaging and modelling of natural and architectural forms, Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret explores different modes of land occupation through the arrangement of organic and geometric systems to challenge how tools and interfaces participate in constructing our worldview and our subjectivity.

Developed as part of her doctoral project on printed installations, La fabrication de l’espace is an evolving installation consisting mostly of modules and objects made of black, white and gray screen-printed paper. The premise of this project is that the understanding of space is based on the personal evaluation of its components. One must interpret the information it contains to perceive textures, shapes and distances. It is through the memorization of these experiences that it becomes possible to make sense of our environment.

In this context, this exhibition is presented as a material experience of space that is based on a physical understanding of our spatial imagination. Throughout the exhibition, the artist will intervene on her in situ installation by moving items and documenting the progress of this fictional space. Documentation of these changes will be published continuously on the artist’s virtual notebook: Le cahier virtuel

Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret has presented her work in numerous exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including the Rijswijk Museum (Netherlands), Eastern Edge (St. John's, NL), the Maison des artistes visuels francophones (Winnipeg, MB), Open Studio (Toronto, ON), ARPRIM (Montreal, QC), Design Space Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel), Parisian Laundry (Montreal, QC) and Crane Arts (Philadelphia, PA). She has created thirty artist books that have been presented and collected in Canada and abroad, notably at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for her master's project in 2011, she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Art Studies and Practices at UQAM on printed modular installations. She is also the author of two research blogs: Le cahier virtuel and Le territoire des sens.


Atelier Circulaire thanks its members and its funding partners: le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, la Ville de Montréal, le Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Emploi-Québec and Pied Carré. The artist would like to thank the Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines.