EX­HI­BI­TION 100 miles around us Artists :

(Jamie Rob­son and Maya Er­san)

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke

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-

Photo cour­tesy

Mere Phan­toms, Alexan­der Galt Pro­ject, 2015.

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