Ici, jaillissent les oiseaux | 2017
Ici, jaillissent les oiseaux offers an audio journey along Autoroute 20 between Quebec and Montreal. As the vehicles travel along, the set of works unfolds like an acoustic road movie. Created from snippets of audio recorded along the main highway, Ici, jaillissent les oiseaux tells the story of a journey, a flight. Between ecology, poetry and sound cinematography, landscape fragments, atmospheres and intimate words form a succession of short narratives evoking a delicate and slow metamorphosis, which over the course of this sensitive trajectory leads to a radiant and welcome sense of release.
For more than seven years, Ariane Plante has been developing a polymorphic artistic practice that encompasses sound, writing, video, and more recently, photography and installation. Her artistic approach is nourished by the landscape, by human connections, and by narratives. Examining notions of time, cycles, transformation and memory, she builds and narrates impressionistic spaces from fragments and expanses of the environment from which she gathers and collects.
The artist would like to thank Guillaume Arseneault for his invaluable assistance.