LA CAPACITÉ DU TÉLÉSCOPE À CHOISIR PARMI LES MODÈLES DE L'UNIVERS
Julie Tremble holds a Master's degree in Film Studies from Université de Montréal (2005) and a Bachelor's degree in Cinema and Philosophy (2000). Her work has been shown in Canada, France, Indonesia and the United States, in galleries and artist-run centres, and at various festivals. In 2013, she received the CALQ award for the best art and experimentation work. Her videos are distributed by Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV). Since 2015, she is director of Vidéographe. Julie Tremble is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery. The artist wishes to thank the Conseil des arts du Québec for a research-creation grant.
Galerie B-312 is pleased to present, in its small room, Julie Tremble’s video installation La capacité du télescope à choisir parmi les modèles de l’univers. With this proposal, the artist continues her research on astronomical phenomena and on our way of discovering, observing and understanding them. She was particularly interested in the magnification of the space object and the way in which scientists go about transforming calculations and data into visual references. This transcription makes it possible to account for phenomena that would remain abstract as their direct perception is impossible. The images we know of space are in fact a visual construction with their own scientific grammar. These representations allow to mentally anchor the theories and conceptions put forward by the researchers. Assembling partial views, adding ultraviolet and infrared light to photos and animations of accelerated space phenomena are just a few examples of strategies scientists use to make the universe even more fascinating. This seduction is essential, the conquest of space requires major investments and major projects are now funded by consortia from several countries. In La capacité du télescope à choisir parmi les modèles de l’univers, Julie Tremble uses and diverts, the same visual strategies at their scale. The collages of images, film excerpts and 3D animations that the artist proposes are nourished by her research in the history of modern astronomy and its technologies, but as well include a reflection on the codes, clichés, dramatization and the spectacular-ness that are associated with representations of the universe.
–Original text in French by Isabelle Guimond