Sound and Kinetic Installation


Individual Times questions the nature of silence. While sound and silence may appear to be opposites, they are two poles of a single body, inseparable and constantly resonating. The piece begins in silence and is activated when spectators enter the detection field. A territory of sound and mechanics comes to life to the rhythm of breathing and the movement of air. Béchard and Hudon work on a number of parameters: sight and hearing, materiality and its resonance, time and space, movement and immobility, sound, silence and listening.


With the support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal dans le cadre de l'Entente  sur le développement culturel de Montréal. 


Sound and Kinetic Installation


In everyday life, time appears structured, ticked out precisely by machines and their inner clocks that we don't always control. In reality, time flows, bends, speeds up, slows down – it can even move so slowly that it appears to have stopped. The enigma of time is the starting point of Catherine Béchard & Sabin Hudon’s new installation. These kinetic, sound sculptures explore the forth dimension, proposing visual, audible, geometric interpretations of the space-time continuum. Béchard and Hudon created these temporal landscapes for machines to perform, in order to visualize an alternative to our misguided human illusion of time as a measured, linear journey with a past, present and future.


Christine Redfern, curator