Brad Todd La forêt bleue

Date(s): Apr 30 to Jun 4 2011

Exhibition

Brad Todd, 2010

OBORO presents Brad Todd’s exhibition La forêt bleue, a collection of recent installations showing for the first time in Montreal. Skilfully mixing audio and visual elements of database archives, the artist casts a sensitive and critical eye on the presence of technology within personal, poetic, political and social spheres.

Incorporating surveillance cameras, antennas, microscopes, telescopes, television, and other symbolic objects, Todd examines the mechanics of control often associated with power, creating environments that structure this candidly captured material — be it a human presence (a viewer’s face, the movement of a pedestrian in the street) or a physical element (electromotive force, luminosity). This material personifies the work, even as it influences and shapes its evolution.

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Brad Todd, 2010

Brad Todd is an artist whose works span a variety of fields, including the physical artifacts and traces which emerge from underlying processes. Audio experimentation appears as an important influence in his works – often coupled with filmic referents and responsive or reactive systems. In past projects he has also incorporated telematics and networked/augmented objects and spaces to evoke questions of memory, time and the influence of technology on individual, social and political bodies. Having received an MFA.

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La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

La forêt bleue. Brad Todd – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

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