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Franois Roux: The Western Bug

FRANOIS ROUX | THE WESTERN BUG
THURSDAY 14 APRIL SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2016
This exhibition is co-presented in partnership with the Images Festival, April 14 23, 2016. For more information visit imagesfestival.com

OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY 14 APRIL, 5:00PM-7:00PM

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FRANOIS ROUX | THE WESTERN BUG
This exhibition is co-presented in partnership with the Images Festival with the support of the Consulat gnral de France Toronto.

With three pieces blinking all over the room, The Western Bug is a wish to experience nature’s resistance through perception. The screens draw our attention somewhere and reject it elsewhere. A series of photographs trace a point of view’s research, like a quest for a link to the world. The electromagnetic waves emitted by this digital camera, and their effect on perception, are questioned in The Insomnias (2014), leading then to a video projection about the famous sentence “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
In Western thought’s model, each theory is bound to become obsolete, but the increasing power of technologies seems to make us forget that the sharpest human eye (or brain) remains limited; that the world comprehends us before we try to understand it. If many eastern philosophies deeply know this, the western vision is ‘bugged out’ by comprehensive approaches of the universe like the one proposed by Dr. Robert Lanza (Biocentrism, 2010), and tends to leave all this to priests and magicians.
The Western Bug exhibition focuses on the mystery of perception that predetermines all thoughts and concepts. It arranges images and sounds, wondering if reality can be touched through technologies in the screen jungle of 2016.

FRANOIS ROUX graduated from l’Ecole Suprieure d’Art et de Design de Grenoble with a Master in Fine Arts. He has participated in various group exhibitions and screenings in France, Canada, USA, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden, Greece and Tunisia, as well as solo exhibitions: Moonstruck at CSA Space and H2O Cycle at the Grunt gallery (Vancouver). Roux lives and works in Lyon, France.

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