33 x 20 x 3.5 inch sculptural work made of inkjet prints on Japanese paper, wax, burnt wood
This work is from an installation series called, Sous une géologie des corps which dives into the materiality of the photographic image. This body of work investigates perceptions of time and movement between geology and the human body. Wax is used as a malleable object to explore and combine those two temporalities. Geology represents a temporality that goes beyond the human being. It is in constant movement but hard to notice. The human body is our reference point; responding to the multiple biological pulsations that inhabit us; the rhythm of a breath, or that of the heartbeat. So how can they coexist within the same object? How can they communicate?
Through the use of wax, the photograph is transformed into an object thought to be static. But wax is a malleable material, it shifts with heat. The photo-objects presented here were molded on a body while thinking about the skeleton and geomorphology.
Claude Labrèche-Lemay is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. While rooted in photography, her practice is expanding within a material and performative approach working with installation, video, and sculpture. Her work interrogates our perception of time, the liminal space occupied by a fixed image and studies translation and systems of communication. She holds a BFA in Photography at Concordia University and her work has been featured in several exhibitions in Quebec, Toronto, and Sweden. She is currently a member of the 15th edition of Projet Complot.