Studio d’enregistrement 2: Les mauvaises pensées

March 5 - April 2, 2005

For more than fifteen years, Mario Côté‘s works have as a starting point the relationship between painting and the moving image. In this exhibition, the artist approaches the links that can be woven between painting and sound space. His video work has always paid great attention to the sound aspect. Since 1996, he has been designing his own audio montages: Variations Vertov (1996) The Man of the Countryside (2002) and One Day One Night (2004). It is in this continuity of research that he presents his last paintings. Recording Studio 2 logically follows the Tableau exhibition held at the Joliette Museum of Art as well as Recording Studio 1 at Galerie Trois Points in 2002.

His work consists of transcribing the sound, sometimes lasting a few seconds, into a pictorial proposal. The result is large-format works that are divided into three horizontal layers fragmented by blocks of bright or dark colors within which graphic translations of sounds or sounds appear. e. However, these different sound graphs are not literal transpositions of recorded sounds but free translations forming a visible code.

The time slices were extracted from the audio montage of the last video co-directed with Christine Marneffe, Les Mauvaises pensées. This video will be premiered on Tuesday, March 15 at 9:30 pm at the Musée d’art contemporain and on Saturday, March 19 at 2 pm at the Cinémathèque québécoise at the 23rd International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in a program designed by Nicole Gingras, Dislocation – The relativity of points of view.

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