Mix media installation. Kinetic sculpture and video, 2020.
Variable dimensions.
Wood walls, stainless steel, steel, cable, motor, electronics, speakers, projector, screen, video file.

Photos: Amélie Laurence Fortin

Exhibition text

Amélie Laurence Fortin’s exhibition SUNBURST at Künstlerhaus Bethanien is the result of a months-long experiment with solar energy. During this time, using nothing but a length of red foil and what was available in the kitchen, the artist staged a solitary performance, playing with the beams of light that entered through a skylight into the attic room of an undisclosed apartment—eventually returning with a camera to produce the video piece displayed in SUNBURST.

Alongside this work, Fortin has also produced a kinetic object, which is based, like many of her recent sculptural works are, on cosmic shapes. Made from stainless steel and spot lit using colored foil, the sculpture revolves at a “hypnotic” pace in a non-linear fashion, its movement led from data from forecast reports of solar and geophysical activity. Seen together, this new body of work represent Fortin’s continuation of a “cycle” of work about the sun, in particular, solar storms and other natural phenomena.

-Künstlerhaus Bethanien


Künstlerhaus Bethanien gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2020
KIKK Festival, Namur, Belgium, 2021
Knal Festival, exhbition Out of Orbit, Leuven, Belgium, 2021
Mois Multi Festival, Quebec City, Canada, 2022

ENTREVUE :    Künstlerhaus Bethanien
PRESS :            Berlin Art Link / BLOK Magazine / ESSE, arts et opinions #101
CATALOGUE : Sunburst, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Press and Rimimi 


Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec, Québec Government Office in Berlin, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, WERKTANK, Les Production Recto-Verso, Conseil des Arts du Canada, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Jean-François Lahos, Pierre-Louis Fortin, Pawel Kaminski, Kurt D’Haeseleer, Anouk Victor, Jeanne Couture, Karina Kle, Yoann Pisterman, Tomasz Malinowski, Weronika Malinowska, Arthur Debert, Chris Stoerzel, Toni Lebkücher, Carola Uehlken, Camille Herding, Mélissa St-Pierre, Peter Rossman.

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