Program / [REGARDS] ET JEUX DANS LES ÎLES DE LA (PENSÉE MÉCANIQUE)


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Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free
 

Opening

Photo: Maxime Boisvert

Artists

MAXIME BOISVERT (QC-CA), SANS (QC-CA)

[REGARDS] ET JEUX DANS LES ÎLES DE LA (PENSÉE MÉCANIQUE)


MAXIME BOISVERT (QC-CA), SANS (QC-CA)
Installation

 

The second phase of a project that involves algorithmically amalgamating the poems of St-Denys Garneau and Alain Grandbois, [Regards] et jeux dans les Îles de la (pensée mécanique) reveals the secret language of the machine. As the typewriter forms a hybrid text, the paper appears to enter the screen, where human corrections scroll by to make the poem coherent. A mechanized visualization of this process generates patterns, while software recites the poems. The machine produces, corrects, prints and disseminates ad infinitum elements of our collective memory; it completes the production loop itself, creating the strange sensation that it is self-sufficient. Assimilating human actions, it creates a performance in which a singular aesthetic takes shape, in its own automated language.

Paule Mackrous, for Agence TOPO