With a research desk installed on her tricycle, Genevieve Gasse rides the bike path between Regart and the Louis-Fréchette Birth center. During her travels, she creates spontaneous artistic manoeuvers which question what is in place in order to further her research on art. Vélo-Bureau: Le chemin pour se rendre is a project of relational art which grows based on the evolution of the research by the artist and her meetings with the public. Gasse is asking “What is art?” and questioning the artistic process and the different steps as well as the multiple roles the artist takes on in their practice.
In the gallery window and the entrance of Regart, Gasse diverts the initial function of the space by installing the Centre de recherche en art infiltrant (CRAI). Searchers occupy the temporary office space with the mission of doing research and artistic maneuvers questioning established systems like the initial function of an object, space as well as norms and perceptions. The CRAI also has for mandate to manage the activities of the desk-cycle.
During a writer residency over the summer, author and art critic Cynthia Fecteau will join Gasse on her bike path journey and recount the events. An inventory of texts and archives developed during this time will serve as a premise for a corpus about the imaginary world of ambulatory research.
Vélo-Bureau : Le chemin pour se rendre will be presented on the bike path, in the Member’s window and the entrance of Regart’s gallery from June 27 to August 2019 and the vernissage will be held in common with the vernissage of Ma collection d’exposition et Anticipation perpétuelle on June 27 at 6pm.
Geneviève Gasse is an artist-searcher whose search and action field is large and complex. Among other things, she works on the perception that people have of art, relationships between artist and viewer as well as the norms and conventions that organize our societies. She creates artistic interventions that question our lifestyles, habits, and perceptions of social, physical and organizational space. Her work is destabilizing and proposes topics of reflexion about the ways in which we occupy a space and allows an open dialogue about different visions of art.