Sabrina Ratté. A reflection on the collective imagination of the future
50/50 Series - Encounter #5
Centre culturel canadien
May 24th, 2022 18:00 - 23:45
Starting in 2020, for its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Cultural Centre launched a new schedule of 50 virtual encounters with Canadian artists. In connection with an event, a project or to discuss current issues, our curator brings us into the world of these artists, during an interview filmed remotely, from the artist’s studio. Each interview contributes to an “in progress” portrait of Canadian art as it pertains to the Canada-France relationship.
On May 24 at 6pm the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a virtual conversation with Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté. Join us for this conversation on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel (French with English subtitles).
From an approach that intertwines various image technologies, analog and digital, Sabrina Ratté creates virtual worlds that address our mind, our imagination, our unsconscious. She shows us the power of the malleability of images and the hypnotic effects of the modelling impulses that technological attraction brings. Very present in the landscape of digital art in France in recent years, exhibited by the Canadian Cultural Centre as part of its recent participation in NEMO, the Biennale internationale des arts numériques d’Ile de France, Sabrina Ratté is at the Gaité Lyrique in Paris until July 10, 2022.
Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist who spent the past years in France. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances, prints and Virtual Reality. Mixing analog technologies, photography and 3D animation, she investigates the influence of digital and physical spaces and the interplay between these surroundings and subjectivity. She was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award (CAN) in 2019 and 2020 and she is represented by Charlot Gallery in Paris and Ellephant Gallery in Montreal. Her work has been presented internationally by various institutions including Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City), Thoma Foundation (Santa Fe), PHI Center (Montreal), Whitney Museum of Art (New York), Chronus Art Center, (Shanghai), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris) and Gaité Lyrique (Paris).