Espace [IM] Média


Espace [IM] Média

M-A Houde / V Laganière / A Moreau / J Lessard L. 

12.09 — 20.10 / 2013

© Aude Moreau, Faire le vide (video projection), 2010

Vernissage 12 September 2013 – 17h

During the event Espace [IM] Média, Sporobole is presenting an exhibition examining obsolete mediation devices which brings together the work of Marie-Andrée Houde, Virginie Laganière, Jacinthe Lessard-L. and Aude Moreau.


Marie-Andrée Houde’s video L’Écran presents a fixed shot of the decrepit screen of the Ouimetoscope, the first movie theatre in Montreal and all of Canada, now no longer in use. The fixed shot is thus a way of moving the original screen through trompe l’oeil, with a white beam of light illuminating its materiality.


Virginie Laganière’s sound installation Le Théâtre de l’Ordre is located in an antechamber out of which escapes an audible murmur from an old radio equipped with four loudspeakers illuminated by a directional light. This equipment broadcasts the sound from film clips which foreground control, surveillance and power.


The series of photographs Les Chambres by Jacinthe Lessard-L. shows the moulded interiors of a number of different cameras: 35mm, large format and Polaroid. At first sight the forms appear enigmatic, and their ambiguity is reinforced by the absence of any referent. A tribute to the space which created a profound connection between photography and painting and art history, Lessard-L.’s moulding process makes visible the camera obscura, which digital photography has tended to make disappear.


Aude Moreau’s video installation Faire le vide takes the form of two experiments in providing a counterpoint to television images. The subject of the first is the reflection of the television screen when it is turned off while the artist empties her living space. The second explores the luminous vibrations reflected onto the walls during the screening of a film about the end of the world.




Credit photo: Jocelyn Riendeau



Marie-Andrée Houde holds a master’s degree in visual and media art from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions in Quebec and in Belgium, France and Poland. In 2013, her work is being exhibited in solo shows in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.

 Virginie Laganière holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work explores built spaces, phenomena around insecurity, the human psyche and technologies of perception. She has presented her installations in galleries and artist-run centres in Quebec, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain and, recently, in a solo exhibition at the Darling Foundry in Montreal.

Jacinthe Lessard-L. holds a master’s degree in fine arts from Concordia University. Her work has been exhibited in Quebec, Toronto, Nancy, Gothenburg, Glasgow and at the Musée de L’Élysée in Lausanne in the exhibition reGénération2: photographies de demain.

Aude Moreau’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and events in Canada and Europe, including the Forum d’art contemporain of the Casino Luxembourg, the Nuit Blanche de Montréal and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. Her work was also shown at the Prague Biennale in 2011, the same year she won the Galerie La Centrale Powerhouse award and received the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship.