Emmanuel Laflamme is a Quebec artist living and working in Montreal. Self-taught, he worked as a cartoon designer and collaborated on advertising, cinema and video games projects. His practice is inspired by popular imagery and he creates works full of meaning that provoke as many smiles as reflections. Multiplying cultural references, he diverts ancient and modern myths to present us his critical yet tender view of the world.
Fake it until you make it / Fake petroglyphs
Fake it until you make it is an aphorism that greatly inspires Emmanuel Laflamme. We could also say that this title refers to his artistic career. He is fascinated by conspiracy theories. They suggest completely different ways of seeing reality and he enjoys considering this type of information with curiosity and skepticism.
The second work deals with theories that question the authenticity of the moon landing, some of them even suggesting that it could have been filmed by Stanley Kubrick.
The third section presents fake petroglyphs in a museum-style installation. We can see UFOs and aliens combined with Egyptian symbols. The artist believes that the existence of conspiracy theories testifies that a portion of the population mistrusts and is disillusioned with the authorities now in power.
Curator: Art Souterrain