Artist's Books

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Icarus: Empire Falls

Essays by Mathieu Beauséjour, Claudine Hubert and André-Louis Paré.
Graphic design by Dominique Mousseau,

2012, 103 p., colour, bilingual, $20

The texts view the ensemble of the exhibition through reflections around the Myth of Icarus. A limited edition of 25 copies also exists with an original etching by Mathieu Beauséjour and CD. Contact us for more information.

This publication accompanies an exhibition curated by Claudine Hubert held at OBORO from January 14 to February 25, 2012.

Catherine Béchard & Sabin Hudon : Moments Adrift

Essays by Jocelyn Robert and Louise Provencher

Graphic design by Pata Macedo,

2011, 144 p., colour, bilingual,
1 DVD, $25

The publication explores ten artworks produced by the artist duo Catherine Béchard & Sabin Hudon between 2000 and 2010. Their practice embraces the fields of sound sculpture, kinetic sound installations, audio art, electronic art and performance often conflating all these media into one single work.

Coefficients d'intimité / Amplified Intimacies

Essays by Jean Dubois et Lynn Hughes

Graphic design by Pata Macedo,

2011, 192 p., colour, bilingual, $20

Artists: Chloé Lefebvre and Jean Dubois, François Quévillon, Lynn Hughes and Heather Kelly, Karmen Franinovic and Yon Visell, Adad Hannah and Niklas Roy, Ying Gao, Matthew Biederman, James Partaik.

Catalogue of the Coefficients d'intimité / Amplified Intimacies exhibition, presented at OBORO from September 13 to October 18, 2008. The eight site-specific interactive works and tangible media devices come to life again, under the theoretical lighting shed by curators Lynn Hughes and Jean Dubois (co-directors of the research group Interstices) in their respective essays.

Laboratoire parcellaire

Texts by Daniel Canty, Caroline Loncol Daigneault, Chantal Neveu, Jack Stanley

Foreword by Chantal Tourigny Paris, artwork on the cover by Vida Simon, graphic design by Jason Milan Ghikadis,

2011, co-published by OBORO and La Peuplade, 187 p., black & white ill., French with one text in original English version, $20

Four writers in residence at OBORO review art works and their contexts. Using analytical, fictional and poetical strategies, they focus on details, addressing images through their particles, creating along with the works, becoming witnesses, critics, weavers of reality.

Embrayage onirique / Clutching at Dreams - Diane Landry

Essays by Peggy Gale and George Harris
2007, 60 p., colour, bilingual texts,
1 DVD (NTSC, Zone 0), $25
Co-editors: OBORO and Two Rivers Gallery

The publication was initiated when OBORO commissioned Diane Landry to produce a work in the fall of 2004. The works were developed in the course of residencies in 2005 - at OBORO in Montreal as well as Avatar in Quebec City. The first version of the exhibition Le Bouclier magique (The Magic Shield), which also included a video projection entitled Le Bouclier perdu (The Lost Shield), was presented at OBORO in the Fall of 2005.


Essays by Janet LUMB, Cindy MOCHIZUKI, Tetsuro SHIGEMATSU,
Roger SINHA, and Donald QUAN
2006, 38 p., colour, bilingual, $15

This publication explores the ideas, concepts and personal artistic experiences behind Moments, a series of live on-line performances produced since 1999 by OBORO and presented as part of Festival Accès Asie during Asian Heritage Month.

Steve Heimbecker: Songs of Place

2005, 120 p., colour, bilingual publication with 2 DVD, $65
(NTSC, Zone 0, Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound)

The DVDs represent video and surround sound portraits of four places: Halifax N.S., Montréal, QC, Vancouver, BC, and Springwater, SK. In the bookwork, five contributors were invited to reflect on the “portraits”: Vincent Bonin, Anna Friz, Christof Migone, F. Scott Taylor, and Barry Truax. The artist himself contributes a text, which analyzes his last ten years of research.

Stupa: Built & Unbuilt

Essay by Richard PURDY
2003, 96 p., ill. innumerable colour, bilingual publication,

This blissful book acts as the “built” part of the stupa whereas the exhibition materialized its “unbuilt” state. Since 1975, stupas have inspired artist/author Richard Purdy who in his essay shares his personal and professional encounters with the subject.


by Jennifer FISHER and Jim DROBNICK and texts by the
2002, 80 p., 81 ill. (46 colour), bilingual catalogue, $20

In their essay, Fisher and Drobnick discuss curatorial objectives and analyze the projects presented in the performance event that redefined the genre of the tableau vivant. Participating artists comment on their experience.