© Catherine Tremblay, Le Cube, 2016
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Le Cube is an outdoor video installation, created in collaboration with Les Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, in which images are projected onto a large, cubic photographic support. By day, a panoramic image of the river envelopes the form; once night falls, meandering figures seem to emanate from it. Functioning as a trompe-l’oeil, this intriguing monolith contrasts another place and space-time with the landscape in which it stands. Viewers are invited to approach the piece and, in so doing, add their silhouettes to the installation. A shadow play then takes place (visible from all sides) as their movements blend with the idly ambling figures.
Native to Chicoutimi, Catherine Tremblay has lived and worked in Montréal since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Over recent years, she has undertaken research and creation residencies, notably at the École nationale supérieure d’art et de design in Nancy, France (2005); Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, in France (2009); Séquence (known today as Bang Centre), in Saguenay (2013); Action Art Actuel in Le Haut-Richelieu (2014); and the Centre d’art de Kamouraska in Bas-Saint-Laurent (2015). Tremblay’s work has received recognition a number of times since 2005.
She has exhibited in various group and solo shows in different regions of Quebec, as well as in Switzerland, Africa, and New York (USA) as part of the Montréal/Brooklyn Project. Tremblay is a co-founder and co-president of the Board of Directors at Le Cabinet, a research and production space for photography in Montréal.