Jocelyne Alloucherie. Boréales
from March 17 to May 07, 2012
Born in Quebec City in 1947, Jocelyne Alloucherie lives and works in Montreal. For a number of years, she has been working on the concept of landscape and architecture through a variety of media: photography, drawing and sculpture. In 2007, she began producing a large corpus entitled Climates, which provides series of images like countless metaphors of wind, squalls and tumultuous gusts.
During the winter, light enters the MuMa atrium and casts a grid across the floor, with thin shadows evoking a kind of luminous sheet of water. Jocelyne Alloucherie used this image as a point of departure to design a project specifically for this location, choosing to operate in the space that serves as an interface between the works of the collection and the actual landscape. She imagined a fictitious sandstorm that would look like a storm at sea, with a stream of images reframed in the space by a series of vertical and horizontal sculptural shapes.