Le désert mauveFR+CA/QC
Gabrielle HB is a sound artist from Montréal who uses her voice, synthesizers, field recordings and text scores to generate music. She improvises on stage, composes for contemporary musicians and dancers, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Sound Art at University of the Arts in London, England. Recently, she has played with Ensemble d’oscillateurs, presented her installation Documents:champs at Galerie Le Livart (Montréal), and completed a creative residency with collaborator Florence Garneau in Toluca, Mexico, for their project Jardín.
Charline Dally has a background in visual arts and graphic design, and through her practice offers up reflections on the perception of reality—especially as this relates to boundaries between body and environment, human and non-human, and self and otherness. She performed at MUTEK in 2018, and her work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto); Eastern Bloc, perte de signal, Galerie de l'UQAM, Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts (all in Montréal); Festival 12x12 (Paris); and Young International Art Fair (Brussels).
Together as le désert mauve, HB and Dally use soft audiovisual synthesis to provide delicate experiences that oscillate between fluid landscapes, neverending views, and microscopic dances. They develop slow, subtle progressions that erode notions of time.
Photo credit: Vivien Gaumand