A new visual art commission by Montreal based visual artist Dominique Petrin, in the city centre.
Over the past twelve years, Dominique Pétrin has worked on installations created in situ, composed of hand-silk screened printed paper, cut, assembled and pasted to walls in order to create immersive environments. Her work consists of architectural compositions inspired by the display aesthetics from the interfaces of electronic devices, with the aim of developing representations and architectures of a virtual space, with the superimposition of multiple windows, toolbars, columns and objects. The use of collage is a fundamental aspect of her practice, as a methodology to assemble and disassemble ideas, interweaving notions of craftsmanship, mass production and the ready-made. Through installation and performance, she uses intricately mixed patterns and colours, as to trouble the viewer’s cognition. She challenges the visual realm with the use of juxtaposition, distortion, perspective and contrast, in order to disturb or to reveal. Her work reflects on the nature of the interface, as an embedment for conduct, languages, values, worldviews and aesthetics into technical infrastructures that are shaping our perception of our environment. This new work will respond to the themes of the Healing Gardens of Bab.
Healing Gardens of Bab Funders