Stop and Go
InterAccess is pleased to present Stop and Go an exhibition of recent work by Montreal artist, Frédéric Lavoie.
Frédéric Lavoie's exhibition Stop And Go brings together videos, photographs, drawings, and sound works which centre on the question of distance traveled and the sounds produced by displacement.
Lavoie's three short video works - In The Garbage, Turncoat, and Highway 132 Without Cars (Almost) - are being presented together for the first time. The various movements of a human body, of a jacket, and a car produce sound environments which are confronted with the random movements of visitors to the gallery.
Why Walk? is a visual and textual narrative about the fundamental act of walking. Focusing on the paths of pedestrians as they move along the sidewalk, the work emphasizes the key moments of this everyday gesture in order to put forward an anthropological allegory.
Back And Forth, a series of three drawings, presents built structures whose potential use imply opposing forms of movement. These architectural mixtures submit the body to an imagined route that ultimately suggests a zero sum result in terms of distance traveled.
Finally, the photographs, The End Of The Road and The End Of The Track, propose that the interruption of movement is the destruction of the route itself, however tragic it may appear.
Frédéric Lavoie lives and works in Montréal. He holds a master's degree in Visual Arts and Media from the University of Québec in Montréal as well as a Bachelor's degree in anthropology of the University of Montréal. Lavoie has recently had solo exhibitions at the Gallery Sequence (Chicoutimi), Vaste et Vague (Carleton-sur-mer), and the Gallery Plein Sud (Longueuil). A selection of his video works were presented during CUE: Artists' Videos at the Vancouver Art Gallery in early 2010. In the fall of 2010, Lavoie will present a new installation at the gallery Dazibao in Montréal.
Lavoie produces audio-visual installations which examine the relationship between the occupation of spaces and the representation of bodies and objects in motion. Through his videos, Lavoie conceives narratives which display the human body in its sometimes enigmatic relationship with every day objects. Lavoie's interventions into the gallery space reveal its architectural subtleties and their narrative potential. In addition, his sound works and his discreet interventions in the city investigate our relationship to listening and to movement; confronting the domain of the visible with the audible in order to reveal gaps in our senses.