Video installation created with PRIM-Dazibao production-dissemination residency, 2015.
Through a variety of manipulations, the work plays on perception by alternating still and moving images and real and fictional spaces. In a sequence of tableau shots, a series of spatial and temporal illusions thwarts the viewer’s gaze in order to better catch them in the play of the image. From bucolic horizons to domestic scenes by way of formalist compositions, the work steers a fine course between images, places and temporalities.
By taking the stage in the work and manipulating the images before our eyes, Léna Mill-Reuillard gives presence, materiality and corporeality to the representation. These performed gestures, not unlike those associated with a photographer, suggest a broader enquiry into our relation to the image, one that raises the issue of the construction, transmission and interpretation of the image itself.
With the support of Canada Council for the Arts.
CALQ Prize – Work by an emerging artist, Montréal, 2016.
–DAZIBAO, Montreal, November 2015
–Galerie d’art de l’Université de Monction, Moncton, November 2016
–Espace F, Matane, November 2016
–Rencontres Internationales de la Photographies en Gaspésie, Parc National de la Gaspésie, August, 2017
–Back Gallery Project in the exhibit “Alternate Sights”, by Annie Briard and Erin Sindall, Vancouver, 2018
Léna Mill-Reuillard, Machinari by Sylvain Campeau, ESSE, 2015.
Léna Mill-Reuillard: Faire corps et lieu avec les images by Cynthia Fecteau, Revue Espace Art Actuel, Number 116, Spring 2017, p.89-90.