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Andréanne Michon: états d’esprit – states of mind

Media Wall
Fall 2022
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

Commissioned for the RIC’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Andréanne Michon’s états d’esprit – states of mind is a mixed media installation comprised of a multi-channel video, sculpted gelatin silver prints, photographs, sound, and poetry. Addressing the dramatic forces of the Anthropocene and its irremediable consequences—erosion, flooding, storms, and extreme heat—the artist immerses visitors in an environment where the sustainability of glacial, aquatic, and coastal ecosystems is at risk. Michon’s elegiac imagery, text, and sound explore the natural elements’ continuous cycle of transformation, while expressing a sense of eco-anxiety and urgency in the face of potential radical disruptions.

A Core Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

grey, black and white matter appearing as turbulent waters or weather system
Fig. 1

Andréanne Michon, puissance énergie / energy power (diptych), 2021, gelatin silver prints. Courtesy of the artist

print of grey matter rippled and floating in mid-air
Fig. 2

Andréanne Michon, matière grise / gray matter (installation), 2021, sculpted gelatin silver prints. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Bio

Andréanne Michon

Andréanne Michon (Canadian, b.1981) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, and Bolton-Ouest, Quebec. In 2013, she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (USA). She has participated in various artist residencies, including at L’imprimerie centre d’artistes (Montreal); the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, USA); and SÍM (Reykjavík, Iceland). Michon’s interdisciplinary work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in North America (La Bande Vidéo, Quebec, 2014; SF Camerawork, San Francisco, 2019) and Europe (Iceland, 2018; France, 2008 and 2019). Her solo exhibition Time Sensitive was presented by Circuit Gallery at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (Toronto, January 2020).

Andréanne Michon: états d’esprit – states of mind

A Core Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival