Multidisciplinary artist Louise Viger lives and works in Montréal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval and a master’s degree in fine art from Concordia University. Since 1978, Viger has had a number of solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 2000, and at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, in 2010 and 2011. Her works have been in numerous group exhibitions, including Seeing in Tongues – Le bout de la langue, in 1995. She has created many public sculptures.
“Like Alberto Manguel and his book A History of Reading, my passion for books puts me first and foremost on the side of the reader. And, as an artist/reader, I invite you on a kind of silent journey, paved with light. The work is made of glass and metal, but especially light – light which is not merely functional, but an unavoidable and indispensable part of the meaning. The light is enclosed in hundreds of narrow glass rods, arranged side by side in long stainless steel beds. Pairs of these recessed rectangular beds have been built into a long hollowed-out wall. A sensory ambiance, a kind of thoracic sonograph marking the ebb and flow of breath from the river that flows out of the four seas. Object of desire. Fall and rise.”
Source : Artist’s description.