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Activity Surplus



Description

The artwork

Surplus

Photographs

In the Western mind, the word “surplus” evokes images of warehouses overflowing with incredibly valuable goods at knockdown prices. These images are connected with such notions as obsolescence, overspending, globalization and success. How do these concepts shape the way we related to the world around us?

Halfway between performance and photography, this series of pictures offers a new perspective on our relationship with objects and materiality, with desire and mass consumption.

The luxury goods have been replaced with everyday — even ugly — objects that entomb the (living) body surrounded by a massing of chairs, sofas, plastic bags, old tech and (inanimate) lamps.

These photographs invite us to reflect… How can we identify and connect with the things around us when we sometimes don’t even know where we end and they begin? How do our bodies and objects relate? How do human beings and the souls of things overlap?

Curator : Art Souterrain

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Art Souterrain
2020 Rue William
Montréal, QC H3J 1R8

438-385-1955

info@artsouterrain.com

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