languor

1997
rubber latex, acrylic, plywood, lights, fans, timers, 96 X 96 X 10 in / 244 x 244 x 25 cm

Three larger-than-human size forms lie on a wooden platform. Each inflates and deflates at 3-10 second intervals, gently rising and falling as though breathing. The rhythmic sound of the fans emphasizes the overall sensation of sleep. Each is lit from below. Low ambient lighting combined with the inflating movement can cause the illusion that they are nestled into the platform, or that the platform itself is moving.

De Fougue et de passion, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal (1997); curator Réal Lussier
Four Views, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick (1998); curator: Sandra Margolian
Le corps et sonorité, Musée de Rimouski, Quebec (1999); curator: Carl Johnson
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain at Salon du Printemps de Montréal (2002)
États de la matière, Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec (2008); curator: Joyce Millar
woodwork: Reynald Legault (Bois Atout)
photos: Paul Litherland