Amélie Laurence Fortin introduced to us her recent investigations into geophysical activities. Her exhibition SUNBURST is on view until 25th October 2020! Please come and visit !
SUNBURST at Künstlerhaus Bethanien is the result of a months-long experiment with solar energy. During this time, using nothing but a length of red foil and what was available in the kitchen, the artist staged a solitary performance, playing with the beams of light that entered through a skylight into the attic room of an undisclosed apartment—eventually returning with a camera to produce the video piece displayed in SUNBURST.
Alongside this work, Fortin has also produced a kinetic object, which is based, like many of her recent sculptural works are, on nature shapes. Made from stainless steel and spot lit using colored foil, the sculpture revolves at a“hypnotic” pace in a non-linear fashion, its movement led from data from forecast reports of solar and geophysical activity. Seen together, this new body of work represents Fortin’s continuation of a “cycle” of work about the sun, in particular, solar storms and other natural phenomena.
Amélie Laurence Fortin is a grantee of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec and the Québec Government Office in Berlin. The exhibition is kindly supported by WERKTANK, Les Productions Recto-Verso and Canada Art Council.
Camera: Peter Rosemann
Interview: Camille Herding
Editing: Arthur Debert