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  • 2020 Online Open Art Competition

    Location: Spruce Grove, AB

    Deadline for entry is Aug 15 Viewing is Sept 8-Oct 2 Ribbons & prizes will..
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  • “Isolation” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline August 31, 2020

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Around the world for the past few months, people have been..
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  • Nocturn - Alberta Society of Artists

    Location: Blairmore, AB

    The artworks shown in this Alberta Society of Artists juried exhibition have been..
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  • Toronto Online Art Fair

    Location: Toronto, ON

    To follow physical distancing guidelines, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has pivoted our 59th..
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  • Call for Artists + Photographers - $550.00 Innovate Grants

    Location: , DE

    Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant..
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  • Our Backyard Art Sale

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    OUR BACKYARD ART SALE Looking for a unique art show this summer? We..
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  • Frozen in Time - Alberta Society of Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    When: 29 Jun – 31 Jul 2020 Where: Central Library, 800 3 St SE,..
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  • EARTH - Art Gallery of Alberta Community Gallery

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    We are happy to announce that the Art Gallery of Alberta Community Gallery..
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  • Call for Indigenous Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Wolf Trail Program (WTP) is a holistic, physical-activity-based wellness program for Indigenous..
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  • Here we Are...Online Show

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Online Show...from Mixed Media Mushrooms...to Box Books And Paintings..
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  • 3rd Annual Women Artists Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 15th quarterly online..
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  • Call for Artist: BIPOC Artist Instagram Project

    Location: Montréal, QC

    HEAR US NOW! BIPOC Artist Instagram Project CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS During this time of crisis..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS

    Location: Pincher Creek, AB

    Lebel Mansion Gallery The Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek strives to host thought-provoking..
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  • 10 Years of EAHR x EAHR | Media CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BIPOC Artist Instagram Project Supporting the practices of BIPOC Artists during COVID-19

    Location: Montréal, QC

    10 Years of EAHR x EAHR | Media CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BIPOC Artist Instagram..
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  • Niagara Pumphouse Fundraising Art Auction

    Location: Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

    The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is looking for artists to submit their artwork..
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  • 4th Annual Skies Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Skies online art competition. For this..
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  • 10th Annual Animals Online Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the..
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  • CALL for ARTISTS:

    Location: , AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18..
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  • CALL for ARTISTS:

    Location: , AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18..
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  • ASA Online Artists Choice 2020

    Location: , AB

    Running July 1st through August 31st 2020. The Alberta Society of Artists..
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  • Beacon Original Art: Call for Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Getting even more creative during COVID-19? Then apply now to participate in our..
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  • 2021 ArtTreasury Collector’s Annual Call For Artists – Deadline November 30, 2020

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ArtTreasury is a magazine – an annual treasure box of artist information and..
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Installation Artists in Quebec

Canadian installation artists enhance the architectural experience through the use of objects of significance and scale including varied electronic, audio and video materials to spatial interpretations involving audience participation and interaction.


Michel GAUTIER

 

Film / Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Printmaker, Sculptor

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I tell people that I’m from where I get involved, where I cast in my lot.
After living successively in Africa, France, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean, I now live in Canada’s spectrum of white where I have rediscovered the age-old, protective magic of the totem and mask so familiar to my native Africa.
Since spirits inhabit my “totemic forest” I stage it so as manifest Nature’s sacred dimension. Personal and universal symbols inform my iconography which combines installation, performance, and print arts with sculpture. My installations and performances strive to create an immersive experience, whence the integration of scents and sounds that distinguishes my artwork. It weaves many strands of sensory perception into a poetic and metaphorical tapestry which highlights the urgency of changing our relationship to the environment.
For over thirty years this quest for meaning and relevance has impelled my art. I have explored the concept of origins from my birthplace in Africa and throughout the many lands where I have subsequently lived.
Digital photography, computer graphics, and engravings make the spirits of my forest visible.
Some of my images feature fibre optics.
Although I employ state-of-the-art technology a primeval animus drives me.
I remember…I’m Nature.

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