Paroles d’image : Que savez-vous de moi ?
Artists: Céline Huyghebaert, Sophie Jodoin
Display windows of UQAM’s Judith-Jasmin Pavilion
September 17, 2020 -
Graphic design: China Marsot-Wood
“And there are so many silences to be broken…”
Que savez-vous de moi ? is a long sentence written by artists Céline Huyghebaert and Sophie Jodoin and commissioned by Galerie de l’UQAM. Unfolding like the pages of an open book across the six vitrines of the gallery, this open question is fuelled by the angst of those whose voices have been silenced. It spills over into the street and startles, warns, irritates, rectifies, interrogates, and resists definition.
About the artists
Céline Huyghebaert’s artistic practice is centred on books and the printed word in narrative work that occupies the intersection of documentary and fiction. Her interests hone in on the silence and repression that perforate our personal and collective histories. In 2019, she received the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Le drap blanc (Le Quartanier).
Sophie Jodoin is increasingly interested in the ways in which language functions vis-à-vis the image, with a particular focus on women’s realities and representations of intimacy, loss, and absence. She explores this subject matter through installation work where drawing, collage, text, photography, found objects and video interplay. In 2017, she was the recipient of both the Prix Louis-Comtois and the Giverny Capital Prize.
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