Josée Bernard Refuge et Insomnie
Josée Bernard’s work questions our relationship to time, nature and others by using images related to repeated gestures, lingering traces and links between shadow and light.
In continuity with her works, which explore the movements of nature and human beings, the video installation Refuge and Insomnie invites us to consider our privileged moments of privacy, peace and quiet, as well as the sometimes absurd cycle of our daily activities.
Presented as wall-projected images or on a small screen, the installation challenges the various rhythms of our lives, juxtaposing sequences from a bedroom, waterscapes and landscapes, as well as everyday scenes involving efficiency, consumption and solitude.
Josée Bernard is a Montreal artist working with film, video, objects and photography. Her installation projects have been presented here and in Europe in solo and group exhibitions. Her most recent exhibitions include SOS at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Sous les étoiles at Artspeak (Vancouver) and Dazibao (Montréal), and Les présents relatifs at the Centre d’art contemporain Rueil-Malmaison (Paris) and Quartier Éphémère (Montréal).