TROIS MOUVEMENTS DE RETRAIT POUR UN ATM
Born in1976, Dominique Pétrin lives and works in Montréal. In both performance and visual arts, she is interested primarily in ways to alter perception and awareness, whether it is by defeating the cognitive processes of vision or the use of hypnosis in performance. Since 2012, her work has taken on monumental proportions by wrapping the Beaudry metro station and other buildings in Montréal. She was a member of the group Les Georges Leningrad and collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, the choreographer Antonija Livingstone, Pil and Galia Kollektiv and Pierre Lapointe. She performed at the Frieze Art Fair, London, the festival Désordres in France, MUTEK, Viva!, La Triennale Québécoise 2011 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and participated in the 29e Symposium d’art contemporain of Baie-Saint-Paul. She was nominated in 2014 for the Sobey Award long-list. Her work has been presented across Canada, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
In prologue to an artistic exchange project between Montréal and Lyon spearheaded by Galerie B-312 and curated by Marthe Carrier and Chloé Grondeau, Dominique Pétrin presents at Néon, Lyon, Trois mouvements de retrait pour un ATM (Three withdrawal movements for an ATM). Dominique Pétrin unveils her amazing 3D-2bits universe. Composed of colored papers and multiple ornaments, it unfolds itself in the art centre space like a tangy madala, in which geometry, color theory, art history and other mysteries are mixed.