DISQUIET

USSA (STEVE BATES & JAKE MOORE), DAVE DYMENT, AFSHIN MATLABI, DIANE MORIN, MATT ROGALSKY, ROBERT BEAN CURATED BY CHRISTOF MIGONE MODERN FUEL, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

Disquiet is the first exhibition in a year-long series at Modern Fuel exploring the theme of silence. Curator Christof Migone brings together a collection of charming works that play on the edges of sound using primarily visual means

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At first I believed that there was something wrong with the installation of Diane Morin's Effondrement (2000-2005). It looked like nothing was being projected. I wondered if the bulb had blown or if the machine hadn't been turned on. Then, like lightning seen out of the corner of the eye, a flicker, sounds of sizzling and then the pop of a firecracker. If you're lucky or patient you'll catch a glimpse of the objects that the mini explosions illuminate on the screen, from the inside out: everyday objects like a baby bottle, an egg, a teapot and an ice-cube tray. With Effondrement, Morin makes us wait for it and then lets us down oh so sweetly as each explosion smothers itself out.

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Excerpt, text by Risa Horowitz, Disquiet, c magazine, Internationnal contemporary art, issue # 88, winter 2005
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