Sophie Bélair Clément

Québec / Canada

Sophie Bélair Clément is interested in exhibition circumstances, in information obtained in the course of the documentation process and in the dissonances that derive from attempts at recreations. Her context-specific performances and installations, which she develops in collaboration with cultural workers and musicians, suggest sustained attention to the immediate and mediated space.

Among other works Clément thus attempted to calculate the average time spent in front of a Minimalist artwork at the National Gallery of Canada (2007), commissioned a choir to recreate the sound spectrum of a sodium lamp, asked a chamber orchestra to attune itself to the sound emanating from Dan Flavin’s fluorescent tubes (2008), partially restaged a sound art group show (2009) and calculated the average format of artworks exhibited in an institutional gallery since its opening (2010).


01.08. – 31.12.2010