André Clément Exogène
New Media Residency 2001
The project aims at using cyberspace as a corridor allowing for the transit of photographs reproducing architectural spaces, images and objects, with a view to rebuild virtually a complex photo-digital space.
Born in Shawinigan in 1956, André Clément lives and works in Montréal. His work has been presented in Québec, across Canada and in Europe (Kunst Raum Riehan, Basle, 2000; Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy, 1995; Fotofeis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995). His work has often been reviewed and he has received several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. He was artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1991 and 1994. He currently teaches Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In the past few years, his research has focused on visual perception and questioned the relationships between the photographic image, media generated images and real space. Involving representational processes such as the photographic trompe-l’œil and video broadcast, his recent work explores, through digital superimposition of various types of visual documents, perceptive and interpretative phenomena linked to the origins of the image, its definition, its resolution as an enigma and its staging in space and time.