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Musique de char / toujours plus à l’ouest, 2016, projections vidéos on wood screen, photo Richard Max Tremblay
Born in Montreal. Lives and works in Quebec City and Montreal (Quebec).
From 2012 to 2016, Marie-Christiane Mathieu’s fields of research and creative activity were Highway 20 and the Trans-Canada Highway in the context of her project “Musique de char” (Car Music). Her works have been the subject of exhibitions in various museums and galleries in the United States, Germany and Austria as well as in Mexico and Brazil. In 2008, she was appointed a professor at the École des arts visuels at Université Laval.
Mathieu makes the road her area of research. She explores the idea of the communicating bubble in which each individual lives what she calls L’aître (aire + être) (area + being). The works that Mathieu creates are imbued with phenomena linked to mobility and migrations of all kinds. She travels through the landscape and investigates visual and sound forms, provoking unexpected meetings between often-incompatible elements.