SUNBURST 2022
Festival Mois Multi 2022, Québec, Canada
Mix media installation. Kinetic sculpture and video. 2020-2022.
Variable dimension. Stainless steel, steel, cable, motor, electronics, speakers, red gels.





Photo: Charline Clavier / Amélie Laurence Fortin
Exhibition text:

Amélie Laurence Fortin's installation SUNBURST is a kinetic sculpture that, like many of the artist's sculptural works, is inspired by forms found in nature. SUNBURST is part of a continuing cycle of work on the sun, in particular solar storms and other natural phenomena. The version of SUNBURST that is presented at MULTI MONTH translates data related to the intensity of solar explosions into motion from January 1, 2022 until the end of the exhibition's public presentation.

This work is inspired by the obsessive creation of increasingly sophisticated predictive models in many of our activities and the exponential accumulation of data resulting from them, as well as the media attention given to scientific research on the Sun's activity and the fragility of our telecommunication systems that may be related to it. It is also inspired by the artist's ongoing fascination with peripheral realities, random systems, serendipity, the creation of translation models from the pragmatic to the sensible and the exploration of the future in culture.

-Mois Multi

ENTREVUE : PODCAST Amélie Laurence Fortin en conversation avec Émile Beauchemin
                    PODCAST Amélie Laurence Fortin, Pierre Coric et Annabelle Guimond-Simard
                    ENTEVUE Amélie Laurence Fortin, Mois Multi 2022
LINKS : MOIS MULTI 2022
PRESS : ICI RADIO CANADA, LE SOLEIL



Remerciements / Thanks to
Émile Beauchemin, Pierre-Olivier Fréchette, Mélanie Bédard, l’équipe technique du Mois Multi, Jean-François Lahos, Werktank Factory for old and new media.



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