EXHIBITION 100 miles around us Artists :
(Jamie Robson and Maya Ersan)
From September 9th to December 12th, 2015, the Foreman Art Gallery presents100 miles around us. As part of the Carte blanche exhibition series, the collective Mere Phantoms has created an immersive visitor experience including light, shadow play and performance. During a residency in the spring of 2015 at Sherbrooke’s Alexander Galt Regional High School, artists Maya Ersan and Jaimie Robson shared their creative process and techniques with Secondary V students. Their goal was to invite the students to develop an installation that would initially be shown at the school library, and then to expand the installation into an in situ immersive experience, to be presented at the Foreman Art Gallery. Mere Phantoms put the finishing touches on the work by adding their own creations, as well as elements reflecting their impressions of the region.
The result was an installation consisting of delicate 3D paper cut-outs created by Mere Phantoms and the students, evoking rural, urban and fantastical environments. Visitors are invited to bring the work to life by casting shadows on the walls with flashlights. Through this shadow play, which follows the rhythm of the sound environment, visitors participate in the work as both artists and performers. Opening reception
The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, September 9th 2015 from 5pm until 7pm with the artists. Artist Talk and Workshop
The artists will discuss their work with the visitors and lead a hands-on creative workshop at 5:30PM on the night of the opening reception. About the artists
Founded in 2008, the Montreal-based collective Mere Phantoms develops immersive installations combining deli-
Mere Phantoms, Alexander Galt Project, 2015.