Olivier Moisan Dufour’s process involves piling and stacking reclaimed wood, and is marked by his propensity for leaving traces of previous projects in his new ones. He will often painstakingly paint his sculptures order to fix their state, in a process akin to immortalizing a moment in the history of an ancient object.
Interior with Amenities won the 2019 Passages Insolites competition, organized in collaboration with the Université Laval faculty of art and GM Développement.
Interior with Amenities
This work reconstructs an improbable dwelling formed by gathering and assembling large quantities of boards recovered from wooden pallets. Presented in a large window reminiscent of both shop windows and exhibition spaces, Tangential Interior evokes paradoxes: the space is habitable but inaccessible, occupied but not functional, private yet continually exposed to anyone who looks. The artist deliberately distorts perspectives while examining issues around the urban habitat and its precariousness.
Special Thanks: Marcel Jean (directeur de recherche), Paroisse Sainte-Marie-de-l'Incarnation (site).