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



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


Photos: Amélie Laurence Fortin




ENTREVUE : Künstlerhaus Bethanien
LINKS : Künstlerhaus Bethanien gallery
PRESS : Berlin Art Link / BLOK Magazine / ESSE, arts et opinions #101
CATALOGUE : Sunburst, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Press and Rimimi - To be released in 2022

EXHIBITION TRAVELS DETAILS
KIKK Festival, Namur, Belgium 2021
Knal Festival, exhbition Out of Orbit, Leuven, Belgium, 2021
Mois Multi Festival, Quebec City, Canada, 2022



Remerciements / Thanks to :
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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