The Force at work / La Force en action

The Force at work / La Force en action
Read the whole story now being read around the world! / Lisez toute l'histoire maintenant lue autour du monde!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Young Philanthropists Circle PERU / Le Cercle des Jeunes Philanthropes PÉROU

From left to right/ de gauche à droite: Annie Saumier, Marc-Antoine Saumier
Philippe d'Etcheverry, Nathalie Lévêsque, Olivier Perron-Collins
from the organizing comity / du comité organisateur.
Français en couleur

June 17 2013 I went to another D-Vernissage produced by The Young Philantropists Circle. This time for the exquisite exhibit on Peru. We were greeted at the door by the organizing comity, with beaming smiles and with all the information you could possibly need to enjoy the event. One of my delights about the D-Vernissage is that you can see the exhibit at your leisure, more deeply. In every section there was a well informed host who could answer our questions and give us extra information on the works.

Le 17 juin 2013, je me rends à un autre D-Vernissage réalisé par Le Cercle des Jeunes Philantropes. Cette fois-ci le contexte était l'exquise exposition sur le Pérou. Nous sommes aceuillis à la porte par le comité organisateur, sourires rayonnants et toutes les informations nécessaires pour apprécier l'événement. Un de mes délices lors d'un D-Vernissage est qu'on peut regarder l'exposition à un rythme plus lent, plus profond. Dans chaque section il y avait un hôte pour répondre à toutes nos questions et nous fournir des informations plus détaillées sur les pièces.

But that is not all an evening with the Young Philanthropists Circle is about. It is also an occasion to taste exotic food, drink and meet new people. The menu was prepared by some of Montreal's South American restaurants and caterers. I tasted Provoletas, Cerviche de corvina, and Gazpachos from Atelier d'Argentina; Tiradito de petoncle al aji limo from Coin Urbain and Sushis de quinoa from Restaurant Mochica.

Mais ce n'est pas tout ce qu'une soirée avec le Cercle des Jeunes Philanthropes implique. C'est aussi une occasion de déguster des mets exotiques, de boire et de rencontrer de nouvelles personnes. Le menu a été composé par des restaurants et traiteurs Montréalais spécialisés dans la cuisine Sud-Américaine. J'ai goûté à des Provoletas, Cerviche de corvina, et Gazpachos d'Atelier d'Argentina; Tiradito de petoncle al aji limo du Coin Urbain et Sushis de quinoa du Restaurant Mochica.

Then there was a performance with authentic Peruvian dancers accompanied by a musician who played the "quijada" a peculiar instrument made from the jaw bones of a donkey. There was a DJ mixing it up, the view was gorgeous, it was fabulous! And you really should come and join us for the next big event in October, the D-Vernissage of the "splendorific" Chihuly exhibition. The Circle is planning other group activities that will inspire you for example in November there will be an exclusive tour of a private collection that will be very exciting.

Ensuite il y a eu une performance avec des danseuses Péruviennes authentiques accompagnées par un musicien qui jouaient du "quijada" un instrument particulier fait avec les mâchoires d'un âne. Il y avait un DJ qui brassait les choses, et la vue était formidable, c'était fabuleux! Vous devriez vraiment vous joindre à nous pour le prochain D-Vernissage en octobre de l'exposition "splendorifique" Chihuly. Le Cercle planifie d'autres activités de groupe pour vous inspirer telle la visite d'une collection privée en novembre qui devrait être très excitante.

-LENA GHIO
photos Lena Ghio

Friday, June 21, 2013

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

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Cet excellent  film va jouer au Cinéma Excentris dès le 21 juin 2013 et sera sous-titré en Français.

BEFORE MIDNIGHT  is the third in the series of "Before" films starring JULIE DELPY, as Céline,  and ETHAN HAWKE, as Jesse, a couple who first met BEFORE SUNRISE a had a brief romantic interlude then met again BEFORE SUNSET where the relationship began to take root. Now almost twenty years later, the couple has been in a committed relationship for 10 years, have two gorgeous twin girls, and again we enter their very private sphere where love will be questioned from the perspective of a couple who wonder if they still have it!

Like the first two I really enjoy that we are able to revue what is going on at the global level through the lives of the pair and their friends. The panorama of Greece in the background is breathtaking. I truly enjoyed this film as I did the two previous ones.

This movie will play at Cinema Excentris starting June 21 2013.

-LENA GHIO

D'audace et d'enchantement: Le verre au féminin

ALEX ANAGNOSTOU
English in green

Avec la merveilleuse exposition de DALE CHIHULY au Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal cet été, il était temps de regarder ce que font les artistes du mouvement Studio Glass au Canada. La galerie elena lee propose une rencontre avec l'oeuvre de dix femmes artistes du verre.


SUSAN EDGERLY
With the wonderful exhibition of DALE CHIHULY at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this summer, it was time to see what Canadian artists of the Studio Glass movement were up to. The galerie elena lee proposes an encounter with the work of ten female artists who work with glass. 

LISANNE LACHANCE
Voici quelques une des artistes devant leurs oeuvres: LISANNE LACHANCE dont les oeuvres Dollies ressemblent à des personnages de conte de fée; ALEX ANAGNOSTOU est motivée par l'écologie; SUSAN EDGERLY est une poète, photographiée ici devant son oeuvre b.r.e.e.z.e (2013) qui ressemble plus a des flocons de neige que du verre; CATHY STROKOWSKY qui exprime son côté maternel avec ses délicieux cocons de verres. Il y a six autres artistes à voir: MARIE-HÉLÈNE BEAULIEU, ANNIE CANTIN, LAURA DONEFER, IRENE FROLIC, TANYA LYONS, et CAROLE PILON.


CATHY STROKOWSKY
Here are some of the artists in front of their work: LISANNE LACHANCE whose pieces Dollies look like characters from a fairy tale; ALEX ANAGNOSTOU is motivated by ecological concerns;
SUSAN EDGERLY is a poet, photographed in front of her piece 
b.r.e.e.z.e (2013) that looks more like snowflakes than glass sculptures; CATHY STROKOWSKY expresses her maternal side with her délicious glass cocoons. There are six other artists to see: 
MARIE-HÉLÈNE BEAULIEU, ANNIE CANTIN, LAURA DONEFER, IRENE FROLIC, TANYA LYONS, and CAROLE PILON

Vous pourrez voir leurs oeuvres à la boutique du Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal et à la galerie elena lee jusqu'au 24 août 2013.
You can see their work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at galerie elena lee until August 24 2013.

-LENA GHIO 
photos Lena Ghio

Saturday, June 15, 2013

DISSECTIONS-GEOFFREY SMEDLEY @ CCA


Français plus bas

On June 6 2013, I was invited to the Canadian Centre for Architecture to visit the new exhibition  Dissections with Vancouver-based artist GEOFFREY SMEDLEY. It is in effect a uniquely complex installation of four sculptural works. Inspired by RENÉ DESCARTES this series regroups the mechanized works around the theme of the CLOWN. As Geoffrey Smedley tells us "... each piece is an organ of the Clown, the human becoming mechanized." There is Escapement, the organ of endurance, for example. A complex piece that repeats a completely useless motion over and over.

To accompany the exhibition there is an intriguing catalogue by the same name Dissections. It is perfectly square, black, with white font. The catalogue becomes another "object" instead of merely a book with text. I love that it features many photos of the artists work. And then there are the texts. Sometimes I found myself in philosophical musings, other times I felt I was reading a macabre short story à la EDGAR ALLEN POE. I love that the articles are one page each. This makes it the ideal table book.

FABRIZIO GALLANTI curated the exhibition that will be showing until August 11 2013.

-LENA GHIO

FRANÇAIS

Vue de l'exposition,
Dissections-Geoffrey Smedley, 2013
©CCA Montréal

 
Ce 6 juin dernier, je suis invitée à faire la visite de la nouvelle exposition Dissections avec l’artiste GEOFFREY SMEDLEY au Centre Canadien d’Architecture. C’est en effet une installation uniquement complexe de quatre installations sculpturales. Inspiré par RENÉ DESCARTES, l’artiste basé à Vancouver, regroupe dans cette installation une série d’œuvres mécanisées qui évoquent le thème du clown. Tel que nous raconte Geoffrey Smedley « … Chaque pièce est un organe du clown, l’humain devenant mécanisé. » Il y a par exemple Escapement (l’échappement) l’organe de l’endurance. C’est une pièce complexe qui répète sans cesse les mêmes gestes inutiles.

Pour accompagner l’exposition un catalogue intriguant portant le même nom Dissections. Il est parfaitement carré, noir avec du lettrage blanc. Le catalogue devient un « objet » au lieu d’un simple livre avec texte. J’adore qu’il contienne beaucoup d’images du travail de l’artiste. Ensuite, il y a les textes. Quelquefois je me perdais dans des interrogations philosophiques et à d’autres moments, je me croyais au cœur d’une histoire macabre à la EDGAR ALLEN POE ! J’adore que les articles soient une page chacun. Ceci est le livre de table idéal.

FABRIZIO GALLANTI est le commissaire de l'exposition qui durera jusqu'au 11 août 2013.

-LENA GHIO

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Amaryllis Sculpted by Gravitational Modulations and The Evolution of Life


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« Though it is distasteful to some, scientists must accept theories that agree with experiment, not their own preconceived notions. »
-Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
The Grand Design p. 72

Introduction

The article that follows describes the experiments I did with Amaryllis bulbs in the spring of 2012 and 2013 to verify the following hypothesis:

[Gravity propelled forward by the Alignment Geometries of Celestial Mechanics (AGCM)] plays a major role in the evolution of life. Gravity with AGCM are the architects of all DNA including human DNA, and account for biodiversity on Earth. Gravity with AGCM will override DNA in offsprings if the AGCM of the times induce a feature not yet included in a species. This law of nature will be found at work on any planet within any solar system where life is evolving.

My methodology is based on René Descartes’ assertion that given a state of “initial conditions”* it should be possible to make predictions as to what will happen to a system within a given period of time. The laws of nature will determine how that system will evolve from those initial conditions over time*2 and prove the predictions if the hypothesis being studied is correct. This is also how scientific experiments are done today but with more sophisticated equipment. I used very modest tools to measure my subjects: a ruler and a moisture meter. I predicted a very simple outcome: a difference in the height of the stems of two different groups of Amaryllis flowers planted at two different chronological times with two different distribution of mass, AGCM, at the moment of each potting. I use Amaryllis bulbs for my experiments because they produce easy to observe stems within a short amount of time, usually between 4 to 6 weeks.

Better-equipped scientists may go further with this experiment and measure more elements than I did. My objective at this very primitive stage of exploration is just to prove that it happens so the concept can evolve to more advanced studies. We must first understand how the hypothesis works in order to later produce technology that will be useful in a variety of applications.

The concept for my “set of initial conditions” is to generate two sets of Amaryllis bulbs that are of the same species with the same expected growth patterns within a given time frame. Then transplant each set at two different times with two different distributions of mass on the eastern horizon at the moment of planting the bulbs. This way I am slicing into the «…infinite and unceasing operation of endless intertwined causes*3…» to observe what is the underlying process that links the microcosm to the macrocosm. The positions of the Moon and planets, or the distribution of mass, within our solar system will vary in reference to the Earth coordinates where I will plant the bulbs at the two separate times of planting. The plantings occur at the same Earth coordinates but in two different time frames. The consequence of this will alter the quantity of G force being loaded*4 into the bulbs as their metabolisms are being activated to make flowers. Also there will be a divergence in the angle in which the force is moving towards the newly planted bulbs from one time frame to the next. One group receives the message from gravity to produce taller stems and the other group will produce shorter stems because it will be held back by gravity that instructs the plants to slow down.




This experiment answers Robert L. Jaffe’s*5 question in his brilliant article TIMES OF OUR LIVES «How did the chemistry of life become locked onto the rhythms of celestial mechanics?» By gravitational modulations propelled forward by ACGM affecting all living systems since life emerged on Earth starting at the molecular level as gravity clumped particles together.

About gravity

The force of gravity has been at work since the Big Bang giving substance to our known universe. Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity and his law of universal gravitation with Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity opened the way for new technology that is revealing more and more facets of this important force. The extraordinary work by NASA with the Hubble telescope, the Casini Mission, and the cameras that have the capacity to photograph early universe radiation that illustrates the clumping action of gravity on particles after the Big Bang*6 are the inspirations for my hypothesis. Gravity is the weakest force in the universe yet it bends light. It has intensity and direction like a vector. It generates mass and fusion that will form stars. It maintains planets in orbit around the Sun. It plays an important role in the production of Black Holes.


I have established the role of gravity in the Amaryllis experiments with the articles Moons of Saturn, gravity and the evolution of life and The Phenomena of Evolution Captured.

Although scientists describe gravity as a constant force, on Earth it equals 1 G, my experiments show that even minute changes in the G force field will have huge impact on life forms. I believe this is so because gravity bends light, and affects particles. Gravity does not change a subject at once but affects its biochemistry that then affects its metabolism that then alters the mass of the subject. Gravity is a consummate artist fashioning infinite forms and behaviors as we can now observe again thanks to NASA and its great scientists, and this is what my experiment is designed to illustrate.

Since I want to verify the effect of gravity on evolution, I must see if it will alter the growth of same plant species within a reasonable time scale by producing the slightest yet constant difference between the two groups. If we can observe two completely different characteristics consistently in each of the two groups this will validate my hypothesis. Then we can deduce how the interactions of AGCM and gravity over billions of years of evolution affected the rich diversity and progression of life forms.

The experiment

Although I have made precise calculations for the time-space of the planting, and prepared a mathematical diagram of the distribution of the mass within the solar system at those times, I will not publish them here. I have kept rigorous records and photographed as many pertinent details I could should scientists wish to examine them within a professional collaboration. Only after such time will I publish my calculations.

The first experiment with Amaryllis bulbs was done in the spring of 2012. I am a contemporary artist and I wanted to present the Amaryllis experiment as a living installation to conclude Phenomene Art XI: Force. The object of this Phenomene Art was to reveal the force of gravity by letting it sculpt the living substance of the plants. My paintbrushes are my precise calculations; my canvas, the living flesh of the plants; the object to be illustrated, the effect of gravitational modulations on life forms. Visitors of the exhibit could witness with their own eyes what I am showing you with photography: how the chemistry of life is entangled with celestial mechanics. Of course I had to make sure I was right about my concept before bringing it to the public. In the first experiment, I succeeded in cultivating two groups of two different sizes by transplanting them on the same day but with 8 hours difference between them. The reason for this time difference is to allow the mass of the solar system to shift in relation to the place where I would sow the plants. The group that produced the shortest stems was planted first thus demonstrating that the sequential fact of being planted first held no advantages on the size the plant would attain. Also it must be noted that I do not take the leaves into consideration in this study because Amaryllis bulbs produce abundant foliage once the flowers have bloomed to regenerate the bulb. I want to focus on one simple measurable element that can be easily seen by anyone, the stem.

After submitting my exhibition proposal to many institutions, of many disciplines, and having the project declined, I decided to do a new Amaryllis experiment and this time measure the soil moisture. I realize how new my model of evolution of life is and that it was only my second attempt and more will need to be done before it is accepted as a law of nature, but I was 100% convinced my hypothesis would work. So I once again proceeded with the experiment.

I had calculated two different time frames within which I would plant 3 Amaryllis bulbs of the same variety each time. For the 2013 experiment I bought 6 Hippeastrum Benfica Amaryllis from the company Royal Colors. This variety typically produces plants whose stem height can be between 30 cm to 60 cm. In this experiment, I do not expect a whole new species to manifest; I expect one striking feature to differentiate between one group and the next. If this happens, it means evolutionary features are conditioned by the times, appear slowly, one change at a time induced by the command of gravity on the living being. That is why in the hypothesis I claim gravity will override DNA to bring out of the living being those qualities intimated by the AGCM of the times. In my experiment, I expected gravity to promote a difference in size and character in the two groups.



To produce the TALL plants I calculated a time frame when there was a strong accumulation of planets on the eastern horizon. There would be more mass therefore more G force aligned with that point of the Earth’s coordinates as it referred to my position on Earth.

To produce the SMALL plants I calculated a time frame when there were no planets on the eastern horizon so the mass would relate to the Earth coordinates where the planting occurred from a different angle than the TALL group.

In this experiment I also verified the quantity of water being consumed by the plants to understand the impact of my hypothesis on the ecology. This point intrigued me particularly because of the popular belief that the abundant planting of trees is the solution to our ecological woes. My experiment demonstrates that there could be uncalculated factors in this practice that could seriously damage both the environment and the plants.

I planted the six bulbs from the 2012 experiment and six fresh bulbs. I planted 3 bulbs from 2012 on April 19 2013 ( 1, 2, 3 ); 24 hours later, April 20 2013, I planted 3 fresh bulbs ( A, B, C ). These six bulbs were determined to produce the TALL group. Their temperament should be aggressively productive reminiscent of male athletes. 25 hours and 20 minutes later, on April 21 2013, I planted the SMALL group consisting of the remaining fresh bulbs ( D, E, F ) and the 3 left from the 2012 experiment ( 4, 5, 6 ). These six bulbs should produce smaller stems with a temperament reminiscent of a coquettish woman that takes her time getting beautiful. I would measure their progress at regular interval to document their growth and attitude. All plants had the same quantity of moisture retaining potting soil and received the same amounts of water for the first month. I must note also that what I was looking for with plants 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 is whether they will show any mutations.

First the new plants A, B, C, D, E and F

After two weeks, A, B and C demonstrated their fiery nature with A taking the lead being the tallest and most prolific. D, E and F were noticeably slower, almost cautious in their development. My prediction had come true in terms of the observed temperament separating the two groups. Now lets look at the numbers. I present them to you as total sums of stem height per group and total amount of moisture per group. I measured the lengths in centimeters and my moisture meter measures in divisions of 10, I took 3 measures of moisture per plant at a time, so I report the total over 90 it being full capacity moisture per group.

                                    TALL                                      SMALL

Week 1)                      0 cm, 43/90                              0 cm, 49.5/90

Week 2)                      113.5 cm, 38.5/90                  20 cm, 49.5/90

Week 3)                      215 cm, 58.5/90                     96 cm, 65/90

Week 4)                      316.5 cm, 47/90                     251 cm, 36/90



In Week 4 the water levels shifted from the TALL taking in more water to the SMALL taking in more water. TALL was in full bloom while SMALL was gaining momentum to produce its flowers. It was also interesting that plant B that had been the consistent smallest in TALL also consumed less water during the first four weeks.




 On June 10 2013 I did the final tally for the total in stem heights:


A ) produced 154 cm, B ) produced 145 cm, C ) produced 150 cm Total: 449cm

D ) produced 88 cm, E ) produced 88 cm, F ) produced 96 cm        Total: 268 cm

My experiment was a complete success.

Last years plants 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

I transplanted the TALL from last year within the time frame that would produce tall plants, and the SMALL from last year with the SMALL from this year. 


TALL
Plant 1 died. Plant 2 produced two mutated flowers: a ten-petal mutation and a five-petal mutation. One flower was normal. 3 produced a five flowers corona, three bloomed normally, and the other two remained dormant. What is intriguing is the focus on the number 5 in the mutated design of the flowers and the number 3 which is the total of flowers each plant produced.

SMALL
Plant 4 died. Plant 5 produced no stem, no bloom. 6 produced a fascinating mutation that merged two stems into one and produced a corona of six normal flowers of six petals each! Here it is the number 6 that prevails in the flowers!

The fact that last years plants mutated is an important clue on how my hypothesis works to explain evolution. Once again the TALL produced more total stem length than SMALL.

Conclusion

Some will argue that my results were caused by coincidence. I will repeat the quote from Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodiniv’s The Grand Design:

«…given a state of “initial conditions”* it should be possible to make predictions as to what will happen to a system within a given period of time. The laws of nature will determine how that system will evolve from those initial conditions over time*2 and prove the predictions if the hypothesis being studied is correct.»

My experiment has met this burden of proof. My predictions came true. The TALL group produced the tallest stems and produced three stems per plant giving this group a noticeable motif. The SMALL group produced the shortest stems and produced two stems per plant giving this group a noticeable motif.


* “Initial conditions” as described in The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov: «Those describe the state of a system at the beginning of whatever interval of time over which one seeks to make predictions. With a given set of initial conditions, the laws of nature determine how a system will evolve over time, but without a specific set of initial conditions, the evolution cannot be specified.»
*2 The Grand Design, Stephen King and Leonard Mlodinov p. 26
*A delicious phrase by Jorge Luis Borges
*The Impact of Gravity on life, Emily R. Morey-Holton
*5 Robert L. Jaffe is a Professor and particle physicist at MIT
*6 http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-powered-the-big-bang/

-LENA GHIO
© 2013
ALL photos by Lena Ghio

Friday, June 7, 2013

DALE CHIHULY

DALE CHIHULY
photo: Lena Ghio

Français plus bas

If you don't know DALE CHIHULY already, you will now have the opportunity to see what the fuss is all about! He is totally brilliant but because he has such commercial success the art world is on the fence about him being included in the elite. Walking through his installations is being with Alice in wonderland, one detail then another beckons for your attention. At first you will be dazzled by the colors and the light, but the pieces are also rich with surprising components like a tiny crystal starfish, an angel with open wings, hue variations that vibrate.

There will be a few interesting free conferences on similar subjects:
THE ART DECO DAZZLE OF SCHNEIDER GLASS wednesday June 12 at 6:00 pm and THE ESSENTIAL DALE CHIHULY Saturday June 15 at 2:00pm, and a few excellent movies.
Dale Chihuly at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts until October 20 2013.

And above all else, he is a warm open interesting orator who took the time to walk with us through the exhibit, answering our questions, and letting us take many photographs.

-LENA GHIO
MILLE FIORI
photo: Lena Ghio

FRANÇAIS

Si vous ne connaissez pas encore DALE CHIHULY vous aurez l'opportunité de découvrir pour vous même l'oeuvre de cet artiste géniale mais controversé par le milieu artistique parce qu'il connait une réussite commerciale fulgurante. Se promener dans ses installations c'est allé avec Alice au pays des merveilles, un détail puis un autre nous interpelle. D'abord éblouissantes de couleurs et de lumières les pièces et les formes sont riches en éléments surprenants telle une petite étoile de mer en cristal, un ange aux ailes déployées, des variations de teintes en vibrations.

Il y aura une conférence gratuite sur un sujet relié: LE VERRE, COMME L'ESPRIT, EST DOUÉ DE MÉMOIRE  Mercredi le 19 juin à 18h ainsi que plusieurs films magnifiques sur Chihuly et d'autres artistes qui travaillent le verre.
Dale Chihuly au Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal jusqu'au 20 octobre 2013.

Et surtout, c'est un homme chaleureux ouvert intéressant qui s'est promené avec nous dans l'exposition, qui a répondu à nos questions, et qui nous a laissé prendre des multitudes de photos.

-LENA GHIO

Sunday, June 2, 2013

This summer @ MAC / Cet été au MAC

Français en bleu

The new exhibits opened last week at the Montreal Museum of contemporary art. Featured are MICHEL DE BROIN mostly known for his work as a sculptor, and EVE SUSSMAN. RUFUS CORPORATION who does film installations.

Les nouvelles expositions sont ouvertes depuis la semaine passée au Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Présentés cet été, MICHEL DE BROIN surtout reconnu pour ses sculptures, et EVE SUSSMAN . RUFUS CORPORATION qui fait des installations vidéos.

The Michel de Broin exhibition shows selections from his last ten years of production. He expresses his social political views without ambiguity in his conceptual element and with the materials he uses to write his artistic tale. He is a person who exudes humor but he is quite astute in his observation of the world that surrounds us. His work offers surprise and reflection, but it also caught me smiling once or twice, like with his sculpture Têtes de pioches, 2013, an expression that means stubborn, that reminds me of the political system.
100 watts/3 watts, 2007-2013
Michel de Broin
ampoules, câble, soudure
25 x 25 x 15cm
collection de l'artiste

L'exposition de Michel de Broin repère des oeuvres crées dans ses dernières dix années de productions. Il exprime ses commentaires sociaux politiques sans ambiguité dans son élément conceptuel et avec les matières qu’il emploie pour écrire son récit artistique. Lui même est une personne qui rayonne l'humour tout en ayant un discernement précis en ce qui concerne ses observations du monde qui nous entoure. Son travail offre surprise et réflexion, mais il m'a fait sourire à plus d'une occasion, comme avec sa sculpture Têtes de pioches, 2013,  qui me rappelle le système politique.

Eve Sussman's work is both technically and visually brilliant. The exhibit concentrates on the installation whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir where the clips are edited in an algorithm system called "serendipity machine" that insures that the movie will never be the same twice. The effect is mesmerizing as you are drawn in by the scenes of daily life, the decay, the man searching... 
whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir
(arrêt sur image), 2009-2011
Eve Sussman.Rufus Corporation
Vidéo, programmatio unique, écran à codes
Durée indéfinie
collection de Richard J. Massey, New York

L'oeuvre d'Eve Sussman est aussi brillante technologiquement que visuellement. L'exposition se concentre sur l'installation whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir où les extraits de vidéo sont édités par un système algorithme qui s'appelle "serendipity machine" qui s'assure que le film ne sera jamais le même deux fois. L'effet est hypnotique alors qu'on s'engage dans des scénes du quotidien, le déclin, l'homme qui cherche...

The Museum has many programs available for you to enjoy it to the max. A new membership card will allow you to get important discounts on a variety of cultural products with free entrance to all exhibits at the Museum including the very popular Nocturnes, the next one being this June 7.

Le Musée offre plusieurs programmes pour que vous puissiez en profiter au max. La nouvelle carte de membre vous donnera d'importants escomptes sur une grande variété de produits culturels avec l'accès gratuit à tous les expositions incluant les très populaires soirées Nocturnes dont la prochaine est ce juin 7.

Until September 2 2013/ Jusqu'au 2 septembre 2013

-LENA GHIO

Un autre Jeudi d'Apollo ÉTONNANT!!!

Le Montréalais
photo: Lena Ghio
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Collectif 9
photo: Lena Ghio
Ce jeudi dernier, sous un ciel bleu et pur, nous nous sommes réunis sur LE MONTRÉALAIS, un bateau de croisière populaire pour faire une sortie hors du commun, pour le cocktail du dernier jeudi du mois. À l'arrivée, le groupe de musiciens classiques COLLECTIF 9 se préparait pour nous faire un spectacle. Le peintre CÉDRIC TAILLON s'engageait dans une nouvelle toile avec son jolie modèle comme muse. La chanteuse MADMOISELLE et sa troupe nous ont charmé et plus!

Cédric Taillon et modèle
photo: Lena Ghio
Les Jeudis d'Apollo sont une réalisation de l'AGENCE APOLLO. Si vous voulez faire du résautage tout en vous amusant, n'hésitez pas à suivre le lien. 

CHEERS! 

 -LENA GHIO
La chanteuse Madmoiselle et sa troupe de danseurs
photo: Lena Ghio