Nathalie Bujold: Médiatique
January 22 – March 29, 2020 at the Art Gallery of Guelph
Winter Season Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7 pm
Curated by Scott McGovern
Médiatique features video projects and sculptures spanning Nathalie Bujold’s career of almost 30 years of artistic production. Presented together in one room as a video environment, analog and digital artworks highlight Bujold’s formalist ability to both dissect and expand her subjects. The traditional expectations of the purpose of video – technically, conceptually, and psychologically – are reconfigured throughout, highlighting a constantly renewed hybridization. Similar to craft production, Bujold’s techniques require precision, repetition, and commitment. The result is a glimpse into her distinctive enigmatic, bold, and sometimes funny universe, through artworks that demonstrate the potential of video to create new ways to express time, form, and space.
Nathalie Bujold is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Montreal. In 1985, she was one of the founders of the artist-run centre l’Œil de Poisson in Quebec City. She obtained an undergraduate degree from Université Laval in 1992, where she won the René-Richard Award. In 2008, she received the Artistic Creation Award from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She received her master’s degree in Studio and Media Arts from UQAM in 2016. Bujold has shown across Canada and internationally. Her video work is distributed by Vidéographe and she is represented by ELLEPHANT Gallery in Montreal.
Médiatique is co-presented by Ed Video, Art Gallery of Guelph, and ELLEPHANT in conjunction with the ArtsEverywhere Festival. The exhibition is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
Image detail: Nathalie Bujold, Aller retour dans l’inconnu qui attend à pied d’oeuvre, 2018, HD video, 10:41 mins