Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 14

October 26, 2007

Locus horribilis
octobre / October 2007, Montreal (Québec); Toronto (Ontario)
Edition of 66

PEU 14 frontPEU 14 back

LANCEMENT / LAUNCH
Friday, October 26th, 2007 : 7-10pm
Art Metropole,
Toronto (Ontario)
With a live Doom Metal performance by Matt Killen.
Saturday November 10th , 2007 : 14h30 – 17h30
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, PFOAC, Montréal (Québec) Accompanying the solo exhibition John Latour ” Chimérique” and Outside of the Ordinary a presentation of video and animated films.

PEU 14 – Press Release

Peu 14 – Press Review in Locus Suspectus, No 5 (Fall, 2007) p 7

Art Metropole launch - Photo courtesy of Joanna Foster


Locus horribilis is inspired by today’s fascination for all things Gothic, a phenomenon that can be traced back to supernatural tales of the 18th and 19th centuries that invoke themes of terror, alienation, abjection, fragmentation, death and decay. These stories were often set in remote or foreboding places such as castles, cathedrals, and ruins; although more recent works of contemporary Gothic art are just as easily set in abandoned warehouses, suburban shopping malls, futuristic dystopias, etc.

The artists of Locus horribilis reinterpret the idea of the “horrible place” as an open-ended concept – a fictional place, a literal space, or a metaphorical site that explores the darker sides of the imagination. Individual works from this project reflect the rich and multi-faceted nature of the contemporary Gothic phenomenon.

Locus horribilis s’inspire de l’intérêt actuel pour le gothique, ce phénomène prend ses origines dans les contes surnaturels des 18ème et 19ème siècles, qui évoquent des thèmes comme la terreur, l’aliénation, l’abject, la fragmentation, la mort et l’affaiblissement. Les récits gothiques se situent souvent dans des endroits isolés ou sinistres tels que des châteaux, des cathédrales et des ruines. Aujourd’hui, les oeuvres gothiques s’accommodent plus facilement des entrepôts abandonnés, des centres commerciaux de banlieues, des « dystopies » futuristes, etc.

Les artistes de Locus horribilis réinterprètent le concept ouvert de « lieu horrible » – endroit fictif, espace littéral, ou emplacement métaphorique qui s’ ouvre sur le côté ténébreux de l’imagination. Les différents travaux inclus dans ce projet reflètent la nature riche et diverse du phénomène gothique contemporain.

Les participants / the participants

Coordonnateurs / coordinators : John Latour & Felicity Tayler

Position 11 “Saint-Philippe” ANADAMA Position 11 “Saint-Philippe”
Anadama (Dana Dal Bo & AN Soubiran)
Found envelopes, custom postage stamps, and postcard
variable dimensions
Six bells had enslaved the curtained city (postcard), John Latour Six bells had enslaved the curtained city (postcard)
John Latour
postcard with permanent ink
10.2 x 15.2 cm
Bleeds, Christopher Lori Bleeds, Christopher Lori
20 p. booklet
13 x 22 cm
The Contamination, Logan MacDonald The Contamination, Logan MacDonald
silkscreen on Stonehenge archival paper
12.7 x 6.5 cm
Subvertbia, Ed Pien Subvertbia, Ed Pien
manipulated photograph on styrene
23.1 x 13.9 cm
“hey motherfuckers,” David Poolman “hey motherfuckers!”, David Poolman
digital audio remix
CD in envelope; 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Some assembly required, Mark Prent Some Assembly Required
Mark Prent
paper and acetate with ink
20.5 x 9 cm
Restauration proposal for the “Little Gothic Castle,” Felicity Tayler & Chris McLeod Restauration proposal for the “Little Gothic Castle”
Felicity Tayler & Chris McLeod
manuscript facsimile and stamped colour chips
21.5 x 28 cm
Out of the shadows, Johannes Zits Out of the Shadows, Johannes Zits
digital collage on styrene
11.7 x 23.1 cm

Remerciements / Thank you
François Dion
Émilie Laforce
Matt Killen
Art Metropole
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (PFOAC)


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