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Philippe Blanchard

Flickering Matter


October 1, 2022October 1, 2022



Open Studio, Suite #104
Saturday, October 1, 2022
On display from sunset to sunrise (7:00pm – 7:00am)

Flickering Matter (created in 2019)
Philippe Blanchard
Installation: Modular screenprints on wood, knit and tufted cotton

Thinking through Soviet filmmaker and theorist Sergei Eisenstein’s reflections on animation as a plasmatic medium, one that is forever unstable and with the “ability to dynamically assume any form”, while also considering the utopian, immersive, Expanded Cinema experiments of the 1960s (Stan Vanderbeek, in particular), Philippe Blanchard’s light installations play with interference between the chromatic properties of pigment (printed ink, dyed yarn) and wavelengths of coloured light to produce immersive, expanded animations. Through this work, what is material seems unstable, a pulsating and shimmering reflection of itself, whereby light becomes matter and matter becomes animated.

Please note that this is a window installation and the studio and galleries will be closed during the event. The installation will be visible to the public through Open Studio’s Shop window. This installation involves flashing lights.