Displayed on five modified miniature screens, this installation examines the enigmatic movements of a wandering community in a desert environment. Inspired by the prospective nature of Harun Farocki’s operative images and the prescient dimension of Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man (1826), the scene suggests an oscillating impression between the compulsive surveillance of the territory and a melancholic view of a mineral landscape.
Guillaume Pascale is haunted by an unstable imagination where contingent time-spaces are populated by forms, things and objects that try to (re)/(de)compose. He brings together DIY devices and multimedia montages to create programmed fictions and composes ambient music using data streams under the avatar Err is human. He is a Hexagram Network Doctoral student member at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Jean Dubois is an artist and teacher-researcher at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). His practice zigzags between interactive devices, combinatorial textuality, intersubjective relations, games reflections and approaches in situ. Dubois is a Hexagram Network co-investigator.