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FLOATERS

Une proposition de Sophie Yerly Avec Sonia d’Argenzio, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Florine Leonie, Capucine Vandebrouck du 12 septembre au 12 octobre 2013

M J est heureuse dannoncer Floaters, une exposition collective proposée par Sophie Yerly.

Lexposition est née dun phénomène visuel sans gravité appelé corps flottantsqui est présent dans

les yeux de la plupart des gens et qui est lun des signes du vieillissement de loeil. Les myodésopsies (aussi appelées « corps flottants du vitré » ou, plus anciennement, « mouches volantes ») sont des opacités de tailles, de formes et de consistances diverses présentes dans

l'humeur vitrée de loeil. Normalement transparent, le corps vitré change d'état avec l'âge et subit des transformations dégénératives ce qui conduit à la formation de petites fibrilles qui s'agglomèrent les unes aux autres et qui flottent dans le vitré en se déplaçant selon l'action conjuguée des mouvements oculaires, de la gravité et de l'inertie de celui-ci. Les myodésopsies sont visibles à cause de l'ombre qu'elles projettent sur la rétine, ayant un indice de réfraction différent à celui du corps vitré}. Elles peuvent prendre l'apparence de tâches, de filaments, d'anneaux ou de points. Ces opacités étant bel

et bien présentes dans loeil, il ne s'agit pas d'illusions d'optiques mais de phénomènes entoptiques. source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myodésopsie

Entre photographies, vidéos, installations et sculptures, les oeuvres exposées sont toutes liées aux

notions de vision, despace, de lumière et de mouvement, tantôt se répondant, tantôt au contraire affirmant un certain désaccord formel ou conceptuel. Ainsi Floaters emmène le spectateur dans un univers offrant différents modes de perception, de texture et d’espace tout en examinant la vision comme une représentation de l’esprit.

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FLOATERS

Curated by Sophie Yerly With Sonia d’Argenzio, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Florine Leonie, Capucine Vandebrouck from September 12th to October 12th 2013

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M J is pleased to announce Floaters, a group show curated by Sophie Yerly.

The exhibition is born of a harmless and common vision-related phenomenon, which is present in most peoples’ eyes and can occur as the eyes change with age. Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye’s vitreous humour, which is normally transparent. At a young age, the vitreous is transparent, but as one ages, imperfections gradually develop. The common type of floater, which is present in most people’s eyes, is due to degenerative changes of the vitreous humour. The perception of floaters is known as myodesopsia, or less commonly as myodaeopsia, myiodeopsia, myiodesopsia. They are also called Muscae volitantes (Latin: "flying flies"), or mouches volantes (from the French). Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina or refraction of the light that passes through them, and can appear alone or together with several others in one’s visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer’s eyes. Since these objects exist within the eye itself, they are not optical illusions but are entoptic phenomena. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater

Entitled Floaters, the exhibition engages viewers by offering different modes of perception, situating them within a landscape of perplexing textures and space. The five artists are showing a mix of photographs, videos, installations and objects in the gallery. All of their works engage with volumes, perception and our experience of space in a very different, highly individual way. As a result, the exhibition seeks to dance on the edge of perception, and to examine the vision as a mind's eye image.

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ARTISTS BIO

Capucine Vandebrouck (born in 1985, lives and works in Strasbourg) Recent solo exhibitions include:Object/ion at galerie d'art Perrin, Montbéliard, Contre Emploi at Musée Théodore Deck Guebwiller. Selected group exhibitions: Au pied du mur at Galerie Schaufenster, Sélestat, When I look at things, I always see the space they occupy at Kunsthalle, Basel, Echo of the Moon / I wish Blue could be Water / Project Romm n°10 at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch.

Florine Leoni (born in 1980, lives and works in Basel) Recent solo exhibitions include: CIRCA at Centre d’exposition art contemporain, Persistence, Montreal, Voids Between Scenes at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan , Axeneo7 at Encounter, Ottawa. Selected group exhibitions: Show me show me show me, Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice at Centre PasquArt Biel, Gallery Weekend at The Room, Berlin, Donaufestival Krems at Kunsthalle Krems.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (born in 1983, lives and works in Paris) Recent solo exhibitions: Climat at Enclos St Césaire, Arles , The Park at Galerie Mad, Marseille , The Park at Galerie Arena, Arles, Drive Turn (Documents) at Straat Galerie, Marseille. Selected group exhbitions: 20/20 at Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Netherlands, Play & Replay, Biennale de la photographie de Mulhouse, Outresol, curated by Joël Riff & Mathieu Buard, Paris, Salon de Montrouge 2013, curated by Stéphane Corréard.

Sonia d’Argenzio (born in 1987, lives and works between Toronto and Paris). Recent solo exhibitions : Working class nonviolent criminals live forever at 1610 Queen, Toronto, 115th Dream at Good Press, Glasgow. Selected group exhibitions : Don ʼ t Blow it at the Gallery, Los Angeles, 115th Dream at Good Press, Glasgow, Stacks at Dundas, Toronto, Riot at Doomed Gallery, London, Small Press at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Lamono re-launch at Grokstore, Barcelona, Xrxr : photocopy Philadelphia at Napoleon, Philadelphia.