_Bio Bertrand Carrière holds a master’s degree in communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal and teaches at the Université de Sherbrooke. The recipient of several awards and grants over the past forty years, his photographs have been exhibited in Quebec, the rest of Canada, Europe and China and can be found in numerous public and private collections. His work is represented by the Simon Blais gallery in Montreal and by the VU agency in Paris.
_Approach Over the past forty years, Bertrand Carrière has created a personal and varied body of work in photography, addressing in particular memory and the private. His artistic practice, rooted in daily creation, is attentive to the autobiographical resonances of reality and characterised by the availability of the gaze to irregularities in what is visible. Whether taking over walls, public spaces or photography books, Carrière’s work takes the form of series, exploring the connections and narrative relations which develop in a subtle manner between the images.
_Project How to measure the correct distance between the beings and between the things I see every day?
This is the question Bertrand Carrière has been seeking to answer for decades. During the symposium, he will continue his daily quest, gleaning fragile and ephemeral traces of life, easily found but hard to hold fast and quickly disappearing. Willingly losing himself in the labyrinth of the days, he will try to discern what the present offers him - at every moment, everywhere - by describing the texture of life, its quiverings and shudderings. Portraits, landscapes, windows, paths without destination, the cycle of the seasons, echoes of childhood, the horizon, wanderings: such a great many paths he takes in order to extend the sequence of images which, when complete, will make up the fabric of a photographic diary part way between the outer and inner world, between “I” and “we.”
Photo credits: Josée Castonguay