Visible/Invisible : négocier l’impossible

In 2002, Paul Crutzen proposed the term Anthropocene to designate a new geological era characterized by the impact of human activities on the environment. If we see the explosion of the first nuclear bomb in the Alamogordo Desert, New Mexico on July 16, 1945, as marking the start of this new era, we cannot be so sure of the signals to expect in the future. The only certainty that we have is an accelerated rate of change to the planet itself and that is the result of human actions.

What can artists do in the middle of all these landslide changes to environmental baselines? How can artists contribute to the debates? What are the consequences and the possibilities of our gestures? Our project Visible / Invisible is an existentialist game where the spec-actors can re-define their presence and rapport with the world. If the playground is big, it is not infinite.

Daniel Dugas is a digital artist, a poet and a musician who has participated in solo exhibitions and group shows in Canada and abroad. He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre (British Columbia), the Sculpture Space (New York City), EMMEDIA (Calgary), A.I.R. Vallauris (France), the Sydney College of the Arts (Australia) and, more recently, at the Everglades National Park (Florida) in collaboration with Valerie LeBlanc. His work often tackles ecology, technology and the shifting borders of life.

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Valerie LeBlanc
has presented throughout Canada, the US, in Europe and Australia. Her creations travel between video poetry, fiction, performance, visual and written theory.

While pursuing her Doctoral studies through the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, AU, (2013) LeBlanc travelled to the Northern territories exploring locations around Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Alice Springs.

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