Matière lumière

Matière lumière (2022)

Two-minute documentary video.


Matière lumière

Nancy Bussières
Julie Trudel
Curator: Émilie Granjon

Light scores on paintings comprised of plexiglas panels
Length: 25 minutes

Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal, June 30 to August 21, 2022

The Matière lumière installation introduces a new artistic form borne from the merger of painting, sculpture, light art, and scenography. Painter Julie Trudel and stage designer Nancy Bussières combine their artistic expressions to develop a hybrid language made from matter and light. The light scores reveal, mask or amplify the physical presence of the pictorial objects, to the point that the viewer’s gaze is led to discover hidden worlds within the matter-colour-light. In the dimly lit exhibition room, the works come to life slowly or quickly, leading the viewer’s eye to a retinal overactivity as it continually adapts to change. They are caught off guard. The subtle joins forces with the complex to exacerbate the senses; everything makes sense!

Émilie Granjon, curator

The artists acknowledge the steadfast support of the Salle de diffusion de Parc-ExtensionN staff, to whom they extend their warmest gratitude. They also thank the organizations that supported the production of this exhibition: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Hexagram-UQAM, Faculté des arts de l’UQAM, École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM, École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM, Galerie de l’UQAM, Centre Clark, as well as Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé.

Photographer: Morgane Clément-Gagnon
Videographer: Yves Dubé