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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Sables rouges
From the series "Climats"

Artist

Jocelyne Alloucherie
Born in Quebec City in 1947

Title

Sables rouges
From the series "Climats"

Date

2010, print 2014

Materials

Ink-jet prints from scanned images on polyethylene (Tyvek), 2/2

Dimensions

259 x 152.6 cm (each of the 7 panels)

Publisher

Printer: PhotoSynthèse, Montreal

Credits

Gift of Jocelyne Alloucherie, inv. 2018.364.1-7

Collection

Graphic Arts

Jocelyne Alloucherie’s discourse is not directly related to an engagement with ecology, but her choice to incorporate sand (a recurring element in her work since the 1970s) in the process of making the series Climats invariably connects Sables rouges to our changing environment. She acknowledges that: “the works translate current preoccupations with climate. However, they remain metaphorical and denounce nothing; they should only be disquieting and generate a few questions.” To create this monumental ensemble, the artist combined scanning with photography, blowing sand onto images of clouds, replicating its patterns of movement in nature until she achieved these novel landscapes. The performance-based aspect of her actions mimicking wind compound the concept and effect of human-made interventions on the land, producing an environment imbued with fictive climates that echoes an active yet impermanent substance in flux.

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