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2015 Prix Avatar
2015 Prix Avatar Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne (2016)

Recipient of the 2015 Prix Avatar, Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne is in residency at Avatar from March 28 to April 17, 2016. The artist is occupying the studio of Avatar to examine a particular side of her practice that raises our curiosity or shakes us, the violence of unpredictable work.

Avatar discovered the work of Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne at the exhibition of graduates in visual arts from Laval University in 2015. From then on, we were impressed by her approach to the kinetic sculpture she develops through processes of embezzlement and deconstruction of objects and materials that make up its parts. This is by designing violence as a dual polarity concept, one facing death and destruction, the other to the life and creation, she will develop a series of kinetic sculptures and sound which at over time, will destroy, perhaps, themselves. "I think it is an inability to grasp the meaning of violence that I gradually developed a desire to transpose my experiences of violence at several levels in the visual arts, primarily by creating objects / machinery movements unpredictable." - Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne 

Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from Laval University in 2015 where she started a Master’s degree in the same field. She held the Première Ovation grant for her project "La Violence" sponsored by Avatar. At the end of his university studies at the undergraduate, she was awarded the prize Avatar 2015 and an honorable mention from the artist-run center La Bande Video. She was also selected as artist in residency at artist-run center La Chambre Blanche, for the duration of her Master in 2015.

Photo: Marion Gotti

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