Sébastien Cliche is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal. Over the past two decades, he has produced installations, as well as textual, video and sound-based art. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, notably at Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (France, 2008), Œil de poisson (Québec, 2010), Momenta Art (New York, 2013), CIRCA (Montréal, 2015), le Lieu (Québec, 2017), AXENÉO7 (Gatineau, 2019) as well as in established festivals such as MUTEK (Montreal, 2005 and 2010). In 2014, he has published Doublings a book about the project La doublure presented at Gallerie de l’UQAM (Montreal, 2012).
I observe, collect and recontextualize objects stemming from the technological and communications fields. In the process, I imagine systems at the crossroads of function and fiction that take the shape of installations in which objects, images and text are brought together. I'm interested in the question of control and its social and psychological implications. Through my projects I seek to expose the contradictions underlying our sense of control (of oneself or one’s surroundings) and I approach this subject through the prism of a paradox in which control is invariably linked to its opposite: abandon.
(UQAM) FELLOW 2012
Solo exhibition / show, SPOROBOLE
(ESPACE [IM] MEDIA)
Solo exhibition /show, AXENÉO7