The Clandestine Sedentaries

The Clandestine Sedentaries
motorized sound installation
record players, various motors, selected objects, bed spring, steel, copper, stained glass paint on acrylic, halogen lighting, DMX controller
object: 242 x 203 x 103 cm
dimensions of shadows projected on walls and ceiling variable
work commissioned by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City
collection: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
documentation: – photo©Jean-Guy Kérouac, Diane Landry – video©Diane Landry 


  • Group exhibition : Installations on a large scale, curator : Bernard Lamarche, 
    MNBAQ, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).


  • Les défibrillateurs, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (Quebec, Canada).


  • Les Sédentaires clandestins, Expression, centre d’exposition, Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec, Canada).


  • Les Sédentaires clandestins, curator: Marie Fraser, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).
  • The Clandestine Sedentaries, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada).

“Composed of odd, yet surprisingly familiar objects that sometimes produce scratching noises and strange apparitions of images, The Clandestine Sedentaries emerges from a genuine urban world, miniaturized and in movement. Installed in the centre of the exhibition space, the sculpture activates itself, bursting forth from darkness and generating its own light, its own sounds, its own movement, and its own vibrations. Dragged along by the rotation of the record players set like a table, and by an interplay of light and shadows, a whole set of miniature vehicles comes to life in images and sound, projecting their frenzy and folly all around us. Walls, ceiling and floor are all pressed into service, and we can hear cars humming, record players creaking, metal rods drumming. This sound environment, entirely produced by objects, could very well belong to a city.”

Marie Fraser, Les Sédentaires clandestins (excerpt), catalogue, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, 2001.