BIO Sylvie Laplante studied design and then theatre. She has worked and exhibited her work in Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Quebec. In 2022 she completed a master’s degree in visual and media art at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a student member of the Hexagram network in research-creation in the arts, the artist-run centre Dare-Dare and Repaire.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE While walking, Sylvie Laplante captures materials and narratives in order to recreate her trajectory in ways which can take the form of reverse investigations and give rise to experiencing them. To achieve this, she employs several disciplines in installations and assemblages, including video, sound composition, photography, painting and cartography. Currently, her work examines the ways in which sound can generate a multiplicity of narratives out of elements captured in reality. Even when sound calls up memories of past experiences, it has an existence of its own and eludes all models and opens up new spaces at once imagined and quite real.
PROJECT Sylvie Laplante’s project is a sound installation which will disseminate a multi-channel composition conceived out of different sources of sound captured in Baie-Saint-Paul. These recordings will then be transformed through editing to fragment, displace, stretch, condense and put these tracks back together in new compositions. In the editing interface, the captured sounds will become visual in the form of coloured strips of varying lengths, representing the sound waves of the recordings. In an exhibition space, the compositions will play independently, simultaneously and in a loop to create a constant out-of-synch effect. The public will be invited to share the narrative that arises from their experience of this sound installation.