Judith Bellavance, ‘Noce de neige’, 2015, La Castiglione Gallery

Signature: Signed by the artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

-2015 - Galerie La Castiglione

News from Hope and other micro fictions

By means of photography I can enhance my enjoyment of collecting through the harvesting of images. In this way, my repertoire has expanded from real objects to two-dimensional objects. Favouring closer perspectives, I can address my subjective re-appropriation of objective fragments of reality that have been developed into a ‘grammar of the intimate’. My proximity to these subjects allow for a view of attitudes that have always fascinated me such as alterity, loss, absence and yearning. This grammar takes place in the form of ‘micro-fictions’, opening up through notions of the everyday as well as desire.

At first, I approach and work on my photographic subjects within intimate parameters and decided efforts to refine production. The initial intention is to emphasize and reveal the particularities of each subject and the complexity of their details. I seek to take advantage of the evidence held within these representations to accentuate what they communicate to us; that is to say, the emotional and poetic charge of their connotations, the ambiguity and dissonances they harbour.

Next, through a pairing process that plays with a détournement in rerouting conceptions, I become capable of expressing a certain perception of otherness, conceived in a manner similar to works of fiction that are continuously in progress.
In other words, I propose a kind of balance within disparity that grants ambiguous tandems with dialogical potential, ideal for supporting an open narrative. These stories are all woven in the midst of varying geometrical configurations.

I am devoting myself to developing this grammar of the ordinary and of desire. As sites of investigation, these photographic pairings refer to dramatized spaces without explanation as to why or how. I like to think that these images could function as pre-images, with significance placed on variable states, sensations and moments where an image looms up to impress itself on our senses before imprinting itself on one’s consciousness and finding meaning there. Through this ‘scripting of the intimate’, I hope to usher the eye into a drifting state where subjectivity comes into play, where resulting interpretations create experiences within the intersection of the everyday and desire.

News from Hope and other micro fictions

By means of photography I can enhance my enjoyment of collecting through the harvesting of images. In this way, my repertoire has expanded from real objects to two-dimensional objects. Favouring closer perspectives, I can address my subjective re-appropriation of objective fragments of reality that have been developed into a ‘grammar of the intimate’. My proximity to these subjects allow for a view of attitudes that have always fascinated me such as alterity, loss, absence and yearning. This grammar takes place in the form of ‘micro-fictions’, opening up through notions of the everyday as well as desire.

At first, I approach and work on my photographic subjects within intimate parameters and decided efforts to refine production. The initial intention is to emphasize and reveal the particularities of each subject and the complexity of their details. I seek to take advantage of the evidence held within these representations to accentuate what they communicate to us; that is to say, the emotional and poetic charge of their connotations, the ambiguity and dissonances they harbour.

Next, through a pairing process that plays with a détournement in rerouting conceptions, I become capable of expressing a certain perception of otherness, conceived in a manner similar to works of fiction that are continuously in progress.
In other words, I propose a kind of balance within disparity that grants ambiguous tandems with dialogical potential, ideal for supporting an open narrative. These stories are all woven in the midst of varying geometrical configurations.

I am devoting myself to developing this grammar of the ordinary and of desire. As sites of investigation, these photographic pairings refer to dramatized spaces without explanation as to why or how. I like to think that these images could function as pre-images, with significance placed on variable states, sensations and moments where an image looms up to impress itself on our senses before imprinting itself on one’s consciousness and finding meaning there. Through this ‘scripting of the intimate’, I hope to usher the eye into a drifting state where subjectivity comes into play, where resulting interpretations create experiences within the intersection of the everyday and desire.

Judith Bellavance

About Judith Bellavance

French-Canadian, b. 1962, Rimouski, QC, Canada, based in Montreal, QC, Canada