Catherine Bolduc: La femme dans la Lune / Her Head in the Clouds
Catherine Bolduc’s new work creates a fantastical space that blends the figure of Christopher Columbus with the strange, rocky, moon-like terrain found on parts of the west coast of Newfoundland. This immersive contemporary art installation constructs a new reality through video, collage, and large-scale drawings in ink and watercolour. Bolduc uses the language of fiction, maps, archival documents, and travel journals to re-imagine an extraordinary place. This work draws on a six-week 2015 artist residency at Gros Morne National Park, offered in partnership by The Rooms and Parks Canada.
Catherine Bolduc is interested in the way the human psyche perceives and constructs reality. Her lush and oneiric work mixes fantasy and fiction, resting on subjective experiences that produce a mental transfiguration of what is perceived as reality.
More about Catherine Bolduc: http://www.catherinebolduc.com/
Image: Catherine Bolduc. La Femme dans la lune / Her head in the clouds (detail) (2016). Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.