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The House of Dust d'Alison Knowles, 2017 © Maxime Boisvert

Fonderie Darling
475 Ottawa
Montréal, QC, H3C 1R8
T:514.392.1554
info@fonderiedarling.org


SUMMER 2017 : NEW EXHIBITIONS JUNE 15 – AUGUST 20

Main Gallery & Small Gallery

THE HOUSE OF DUST D’ALISON KNOWLES

Artists: A Constructed World, Tyler Coburn & Byron Peters, Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon, Nicole Fournier, Jeff Guess, Martin Howse, Norman C. Kaplan, Allan Kaprow, Jonathon Keats, Alison Knowles, Lou-Maria Le Brusq, Aurélie Pétrel, Joshua Schwebel, and Daniela Silvestrin.

Curators: Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot, with Jeff Guess and Art by Translation

In 1967, Fluxus artist Alison Knowles creates The House of Dust, one of the first computer-generated poems. Each quatrain began with “A house of . . .” followed by random sequences of materials, sites or locations, light sources, and categories of inhabitants randomly matched by a computer program. In 1969, Knowles translates one of the quatrains into an architectural form which was installed first in Chelsea (NYC), and then at CalArts, where a burgeoning community of experimental artists and students propose installations performances, concerts, poetry courses, and film screening within the structure.

The exhibition presented at the Darling Foundry retraces the history of The House of Dust and presents contemporary artists’ new interpretations of the poem-score. Aurélie Pétrel probes relations between The House of Dust and the work of Peter Eisenman through an examination of documents from the CCA. Other artists explore the phenomena of translation among different types of languages, media, and subjectivities – a central dimension of The House of Dust. For instance, in A Constructed World, the artist interprets one of the poem’s quatrains by making a “paper house” intended to communicate with sculpture eels and to be used as a structure for hosting workshops, conferences, and performances for the duration of the exhibition. This installation relates to the offerings of other guest artists whose works explore communication between humans and nonhumans – animals, plants or machines : Stéphane Dégoutin and Gwenola Wagon, Jeff Guess, Martin Howse, Jonathon Keats, and the members of Art by Translation – Tyler Coburn, Lou-Maria Le Brusq, Joshua Schwebel, and Daniela Silvestrin Knowles also presents a new version of Gift Objects for the current exhibition.


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Unité d'habitation, Antoine Caron, 2017 © Maxime Boisvert

Place Publique

UNITÉ D’HABITATION
Antoine Caron

In Unité d’habitation, Caron reinterprets the concept of the “housing unit” by building a metallic structure of aquarium-modules, each of which is inhabited by objects found in the Darling Foundry as well as different types of algae. Theorized by Le Corbusier and Nadir Afonso, the “housing unit” is a modernist architectural principle involving extremely functional housing complexes that are brutal and unadorned in appearance. By incorporating an exogenous component – growing algae – with pre-existing components – found objects – Caron reprises the model of the “housing unit” and plays the roles of urban planner, politician, and contractor. He reflects on the phenomenon of gentrification and the future of condominiums by casting a critical gaze at Le Corbusier’s utopia and the failure of his great Cité Radieuse.


PERFORMANCES AND TERRACE-BAR EACH THURSDAY

This new edition marks the 10th anniversary of the Place Publique, directly in resonance with the summer exhibition, The House of Dust d’Alison Knowles.

Place Publique will be animated and activated by series of performances initiated by the Darling Foundry and its partners, around the site-specific artwork of Antoine Caron, Unité d’habitation, and by a terrace/bar built by UQÀM design department students with scaffolds and hammocks.

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