For those who initiate objects and environments, the notion of space is central. But what is space? A physical perimeter, a distance, an interval, a place, a void, a fill? What does a filled space imply? Occupation, density, force field? Filled with sounds, light, scents, movements, material?
A visual artist, Karole Biron holds a bachelor degree in Visual Arts and a master degree in Science of Architecture. Her work focuses on the arts/architecture/environment relation and the way space is perceived, moved within and lived in. To this day, she has offered lectures and workshops on the shape/light dynamics in the province of Quebec and in Norway. Her specialization shows her sensibility to the presence of the object perceived in its environment. Since 1992, she has been producing immersive installations that involve the body and question architectural points of reference. She creates large-scale architecture-integrated and environment-integrated works, and her work is exhibited in the province of Quebec and abroad (Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, France, Belgium). She takes part in various juries and critical workshops, both in arts and in architecture. Her research evolves through sculpture, photography, installation and the use of light and sound, among other things.
“My work is inspired by the notions of movements and of perception in relation with the architectural, urban and private spaces. The encounter between the body and space happens through installations, sometimes immersive, that play with the concepts of limits, density and scale. The ground is often occupied and used as a beacon by which we measure the world. What happens when it is unstable or covered with elements on which we must walk? The body then becomes focused, and the sensory acuteness is heightened.
My formal approach leans towards the use and the meeting of objects and images in which resistance of material, decontextualisation and accumulation of shapes, luminosity contrasts, movements and sound variations all work as strategies to build a reflection on our own perception and our presence in this world.
My works in the public space are modeled in such a way that shapes seem to be given a movement in relation with spatial limits and the character of the location, forming a dynamic dialogue with space that is similar to a dance movement.
Thanks to a master degree in architecture, I have been able to explore deeper the relation between arts and architecture. My research addresses the dynamics of architectural spaces and the perception of light in relation with objects.”
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