Allison Moore Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums

Date(s): Sep 13 to Oct 18 2014

Location: Salle Daniel-Dion et Su Schnee

Exhibition

A. Moore, 2013

Itinerarium is a grouping of Allison Moore’s recent panoramic tableaux, an ambitious series of “video terrariums” depicting cityscapes, a country garden, a temperate rain forest and some brine shrimp (AKA Sea Monkeys). Aside from its play on words, Itinerarium refers to Roman cartography, lists of milestones outlining place-names and the travel time between them.

At first reading, this series suggests a timeline, a guided meandering through evolution from primitive life to the modern city. However Moore’s cosmos defies notions of progress. Each work presents the viewer with a loop, a day in the woods, a city street or the death and life of a party, all playing out concurrently, cyclically and ceaselessly. Every terrarium also contains its own multitude of parallel, occasionally colliding narratives, all within a fixed view that is paradoxically omnipotent and partial. Anthropomorphic creatures often populate Moore’s worlds, simultaneously underlining and collapsing distinctions between country and city, nature and culture, viewer and viewed, self and other.

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A. Moore, 2013

Native to Victoria, British-Colombia, Allison Moore studied interdisciplinary art and video at Concordia University where she received in 2005 a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Fine Arts. Active in the artistic community in Canada and abroad for the past ten years, she has participated in numerous exhibitions, residencies, workshops and events. Her work explores in a playful and systemic manner the fascinating universe of the dematerialization and the decontextualization of the image and the body as much on a conceptual level than on a technological one.

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Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

Itinerarium / A collection of video terrariums, Allison Moore – Photos : Josée Brouillard 2014

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