In this exhibition, titled The Space In Which You Still Exist, Andréanne Godin transforms OBORO’s gallery space into an enigmatic forest that can be discovered by strolling under the changing effects of colored lights. Revisiting the landscape genre, the proposal is also inspired by the rich artistic and scientific tradition that has made colors and their perception a fertile ground for endless investigation. With this large-scale installation, the artist pushes the boundaries of drawing even further beyond paper, in order to trigger a unique experience of nature—the pivot of a subjectivity that is both disoriented and clear-sighted.
Like the precarious reality it constitutes, the forest, fragmented into silhouettes, materializes and vanishes in a nocturnal atmosphere that confuses childhood memories, the turmoils of the heart and a heightened awareness of our sensitive anchoring to the world.
The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its support as well as Marie-Ève Charron, Mitch Mitchell, jake moore, Ghislain Brodeur and Karine Gauthier for their technical and moral support.