BIO Carolyne Scenna is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work takes the form of installations, experimental animation and various objects and has been exhibited at venues including Les Territoires gallery, Parisian Laundry, Galerie de l’UQAM, the Clark centre, the ICA in Baltimore, U.S.A., Galerie B-312, the SKOL centre and L’Écart in Rouyn-Noranda.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Carolyne Scenna’s work is concerned with questions around the issues raised by the digital revolution in a hyper-connected context in which the multiple status of the image is unprecedented. Keen on discovering prodigious means of gaining access to a world never full enough of images, Scenna repeatedly manipulates speculative archives and photographic documents, marking the back-and-forth movements between the techniques with which she experiments. Her work creates unusual situations at the boundary between the strange and the ordinary: the images she proposes extend in a diverse range of often poetic and contradictory meanings.
PROJECT With this project, Carolyne Scenna seeks to invite the public to enter into the fabrication of images used to constitute an artwork; first in the production of experimental digital animation and in setting up an immersive installation. The animation sequences will be produced out of assemblages of objects echoing the phenomenon of “autonomous sensory meridian response” (ASMR), or the agreeable sensation felt in the cranium in response to stimulus. The videos made specifically to give rise to this kind of sensation are fascinating by virtue of their intimacy, their aesthetic and their format, which often imitates a practical demonstration. The installation will be made up of both artworks and of a video made out of sequences of created images. Various hyperbolic devices will destabilise the continuity of the way the works are read.