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Léa Moison, 25/09 = 1 (partition) 1/5, 2018. Graphite sur papier. 104,14 x 175,26 cm. | Graphite on paper. 104,14 x 175,26 cm. variable size. Crédit | Credit: Paul Litherland.


Léa Moison
From January 19th 2019 to March 16th 2019
25/09=1

Opening, Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3PM to 6PM
In her exhibition, 25/09=1, Léa Moison presents a series of drawings and a paper-based sculpture made from systems and their protocols that attempt to translated sound into two and three dimensions. Combining visual and media arts with a strong musical culture, the artist is developing a practice based on a compositional mode that plays on the passage from sound to the visual. Each work issues from a translation of data from a series of relays from one discipline to another, following a well-defined system of equivalencies: music thus becomes a score, which becomes a drawing, which becomes an object that becomes music, and so on.

Mounted on white paper, the visual notations do not refer to musical theory and do not reveal music to be played: sound is absent and freed of correspondences of cause and effect. A volume, deploying a bare frequency, also transposes a sound into space as inspired by Iannis Xenakis who, in some projects, combined electronic music with architecture. The method Moison employs involves a certain degree of freedom in production reminiscent of John Cage’s philosophy of indetermination. Cage himself described the elements of his compositions in terms of method and structure. Indeed, as with Cage, the process with Moison takes precedence over action and the artist’s subjective touch, while the outcome leaves room for a degree of unpredictability. The reproduction of the raw material—the objective data derived from the structure of a score or of a sculpture—results in the constitution of independent objects that extend the formal possibilities indefinitely.

The exhibition space circumscribes an aerial universe, nearly non-existent and unreal, a dreamlike atmosphere where time has stopped.

Author: Esther Bourdages

Esther Bourdages works in the visual arts and technology art field as a writer, independent curator and scholar. Her curatorial research explores art forms such as site-specific art, installation and sculpture, often in conjunction with sound.

PRESS RELEASE (pdf)


PRESS REVIEW

BEHA, Claire-Marine. «Les (nombreuses) expositions à voir en février à Montréal», Le Baron, January 31, 2019.



With an MFA in visual and media arts from UQAM and a degree in psychology, Léa Moison lives and works in Montreal. After her studies in music and Fine Arts in Lorient, Moison decided to explore the link between the arts and to combine music, drawing, and sculpture in one space. She also works with youth in creative workshops and devises projects through which she hopes to enable young people to develop their own visual language.