Reference monograph: an extensive survey of Patrick Bernatchez's drawings, sculptures, sound installations and films.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibitions at Casino Luxembourg in 2014-2015 and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in 2015-2016 (see also Murcof's vinyl LP Lost in Time, published in conjunction).
Born 1972, Patrick Bernatchez lives and works in Montreal.
His multidisciplinary oeuvre mixes drawings, sculptures, sound installations, films and more. Both groups were developed over several years and neither has a clearly defined ending, since the artist has left openings that allow him to take them a step further at any time. Each new Patrick Bernatchez exhibition is thus an opportunity to take stock of his constantly evolving cycles, as much in terms of newly added productions as of the ways in which earlier works are presented. The artist does not view an exhibition as the conclusion or completion of the creative process surrounding a group of works but as an intermediary step, an initial presentation that allows the works in question to evolve.
Conceptually, Bernatchez plunges us into an abyss of life and death, of rebirth and mutation, of light and darkness, of noise and silence. In his work, opposing concepts are inevitably linked in an eternal cycle. And time is omnipresent as a key factor of evolution and decomposition.