An arrangement of dead, brown flowers, a green ram’s horn, blue rocks, pieces of drywall from a crumbling house, dull matte black ultra-resistant aluminum foil, purple clovers that peek through the holes of a baseball cap, a hardened piece of eraser.
Throughout the installation, makeshift tools bring to life a miniature collection of fragmented materials. At once precious and hazardous, these elements depict a world where fragility and strength are one and the same.
Unfolding into installation, sculpture, performance and drawing, Maude Arès’s practice invests the tangible relationships between materials—most often found, at times broken. Through her compositions, she stages fragile environments that let the audience listen, appreciate and understand the subtleties of the physical world.
Creation Maude Arès Performance and Sound Design Maude Arès, Simon Labbé Photo and video teaser Maude Arès In collaboration with Galerie de l’UQAM