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Louise Piché
Through the Screens

01.04.19 26.04.19

THROUGH THE SCREENS (by Louise Piché)

My project in Buenos Aires investigates this disconnection between anticipated images and real views of the city. It is part of a longer series where I wish to look at many cultures and their relationship to their own images. This project is about examining how we experience reality through our screens (mobile devices, tablets, and more).

My artistic approach centres around juxtaposing or contrasting images seen before arriving to a new site (images of anticipation, clichés, stereotypes) with real sites or places. How are reality and culture currently twisted or embellished, or even distorted by screens? How are Instagram, Facebook or tourist sites on the web shaping our expectations?

This reflection is the result of a pictorial research that began many years ago, when I was already thinking about the phenomenon of distortion or illusion of reality seen on the screen—the screen that was television at the time. Now with all the devices we have, whether it is our iPhone, iPad, or computer, we have to ask ourselves: what is reality?

BIO
Lou Piché (Canada. Lives in Montreal, Quebec)

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Montreal, with a focus on silkscreen printing and engraving.


EXIBITIONS

2017 | “Small works 2017”, Trestle Gallery & Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY;

2016 | “Tara Da-Da”, International Miniature Digital Printing Exhibition XI, Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, CA;

International Print Exhibit : 1983 ROC, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan;

Art Against War, Triennial International Art Triennial, Majdanek State Museum (former concentration camp), Lublin, Poland;

Art Auction, CSAM (Comité Sida Aide Montreal), Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, CA;

Art Gallery, Quimper, France;

Galerie Guilde graphique, Montreal, CA;

Some of her prints are part of the reference book “L’estampe originale au Québec – 1980-1990”.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

3rd Open Call
Residencies 2020-2021
Deadline July 31th, 2020

See all available slots
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