Thursday, March 22, 2007


The Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark Montreal,Canada
Fuzzy Logic
Saturday April 14th, 2007 - 8 pm / Video

Phyllis Baldino, Messieurs Delmotte,
Eric Duyckaerts, Manuelle Gauthier,
Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Halflifers,
Buster Keaton, Karin Kihlberg &
Reuben Henry, Mrzyk et Moriceau,
Erik Olofsen, Alix Pearlstein,
David Yonge.

A video program by Patrice Duhamel
Comprised of two axes, one investigating science, and the
other fiction, the program Fuzzy Logic is steeped in idiocy.
What “idiot” is, in its fundamental sense, is untranslatable,
irreducible. As Jean-Yves Jouannais suggests in his book
L’idiotie (“Idiocy”), it will be a question here, of observing
how these video practices articulate
themselves as forms of life, art, politics and resistance.

These “deviant” practices exhaust us. They present
themselves as disqualified and limping, but nothing is
able to strip their passionate determination from them.
We like these practices because they reproduce not only
the sacrificial figure of the artist that society requires
to validate its laws of behavior, but also because
they depict the artist who, literally, blows it. We hate
these practices, or love to hate them, because they make
us laugh at what we do not ourselves do, while
making us forget that it is only art.

The Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark is a non-profit
organization run by a collective of 27 members, all artists
and cultural workers. Active in research as well as
production and diffusion, Clark defines itself as a flexible and
polyvalent meeting place.

The Centre is unique in grouping a variety of autonomous
and complementary spaces in a single location. In addition
to the gallery’s two exhibition rooms and individual work studios,
in 1998 the Centre created Atelier Clark, one of
the rare woodshops on the island of Montreal that is open
to the public and offers both specialized equipment and
professional-level technical support.

Since 1998, the Centre’s exhibition calendar has been
paired with a program of research and creative residencies
which permit a number of artists and
collectives to produce work within its walls.