L’impression des regards – Amélie Laurence Fortin
56 x 76 cm
Given the success of Manhole Madness, Folie/Culture invited the artists to develop their projects by making a pictorial conception for use in the production of a print from the matrices of the original plate.
Amélie Laurence Fortin’s Manhole Cover
Amélie Laurence Fortin’s project for Manhole Madness is the passage of time in the city, depicted by an elephant, an antagonistic symbol of our urbanity. The city is ugly; its basic structure is functional. The artist believes it is necessary to occupy an aesthetic and anonymous space over a long period and to dedicate it to the environment and its inhabitants, who are just as anonymous. She also estimates that there is something primitive in the idea of leaving a mark on one’s environment., something that is similar to the Lascaux caves or even a tattoo: a social semantic and at the same time a permanent identification of our imagination.
In the last two years, Amélie Laurence Fortin’s work has been installational for the most part, although she has a real interest in drawing and painting. This is why she mixes the sculptural and pictorial in her installations. She completed a creative residency in Bordeaux and Toulouse through her associations with Zebra 3 and Alaplage in 2006. Recently, she presented an exhibition entitled Entrposage domestique at l’Œil de Poisson and Entraînement en salle at the Galerie Louis Garneau in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.