This exhibit presents an unusual fauna, perhaps like that which will succeed current generations, a corpus of assemblies made from obsolete electronic materials. Since this century celebrates the identification of material interests and the image that we project without regard to their impact on ecosystems, both natural and human, we should imagine traces in a post-humanoid era...
The world is thus submerged by hard, soft, plastic, motor, and heartless, ad nauseam waste ... The forced migrations of humans, like the disturbed migrations of multiple other species, terrestrial, aerial or marine, immerse each other in a very complex reality that calls for reinvention.
The artist uses food nets in the production of her work, as an allegory to the links that unite humans, directly or indirectly, to all these movements, natural and artificial.
Settled here in the Eastern Townships now for 15 years, Ida Rivard is particularly interested in planned obsolescence. Self-taught, the artist has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Quebec and has also produced a permanent display at ASTROLab du Mont-Mégantic to mark the Year of Forests in 2011, a proposal that won her a CALQ scholarship.
Her creative research has the purpose of keeping the critical mind awake, which can tend to be coaxed by happiness sellers in twelve easy payments… This is an invitation to play, to create, to redraw our trajectory, beyond dictates of pageantry.
**GRAND OPENING ON FEBRUARY 2nd, 2020 at 2 pm**