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Lucie Chan and Jerome Havre employ immersive multi-media installations to explore the transient nature of human connections, communities and territories in an era of fluid cultural identity. Informed by interviews and conversations with individuals from diverse immigrant communities, Chan uses portraiture as a record of the encounters, revealing stories that explore the nature of shape-shifting identities in a globalized world. In work that makes use of multi-sensorial stimuli, Jerome Havre brings to light relationships between the body, representation and “otherness” that challenge the ways in which we perceive our surroundings through the breaking of boundaries. Presented together, these works create a space of ambivalence, working to displace the fixity of meaning and structures of power and knowledge. Each artist encourages the viewer to experience the challenges that arise from an acute sense of difference, in order to find new ways of addressing cultural representation. Originally from France, Jérôme Havre is a Toronto based artist who was long-listed for the 2010 Sobey Art Award. Originally from Guyana, Lucie Chan is a Toronto-based artist who was long-listed for the 2005 and 2010 Sobey Art Award.
Number of Pages: 36
Publisher: ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
Author: Sonya Jones
Street Date: June 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-9918