The serie of Tranches consists of approximately 200 photographs of the artist’s record collection. The pieces capture the spine(s) of one or several records and are assembled in a different way for each exhibition. The spines take up the idea of a remix or DJ set in which the same records are played in new arrangements each time; as such, the documents of the collection are refreshed by their being presented in various configurations and become a visual score of sorts that adapts to the surrounding context. The Tranches series evolves and renews itself over time and in parallel with the actual record collection.
Sébastien Lapointe is a photographer, visual artist and DJ. His work has been presented in numerous galleries, museums and artist-run centres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. In recent years his work has been presented mainly in American galleries, Johansson Projects (Oakland) and the Allrise gallery (Chicago), and in Montreal. He recently participated in a number of contemporary art fairs, including NEXT (Art Chicago, 2008), the Bridge event (Miami, 2009), the San Francisco Fine Art Fair (2009) and the Toronto International Art Fair (2009). In 2005 he took part in the exhibition Ils causent des systèmes at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec where he presented a work created in collaboration with Gennaro De Pasquale that was subsequently acquired by the museum. His work is part of many private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Represented by Galerie Push, Montréal