Geneviève Thauvette, On Air, Under Plaza Bridge, Wellington & Elgin

Geneviève Thauvette, On Air, Under Plaza Bridge, Wellington & Elgin


Crash scenes are normally deleted from in-flight movies. On Air invites you to watch these scenes as you sit on a blue upholstered chair in the dark of an enclosed cabin while listening to air-traffic controllers deal with real technical difficulties.

Geneviève Thauvette’s photographs have shown internationally, notably at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, the Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, and the Vie Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut were she won the gold medal for Canada. Images from Les quintuplées Dionne have been acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. In 2013 she won the FlashForward emerging artists award and is the recipient of several grants, including the 2011 Emerging Artist Production Grant from the OAC. Thauvette presented Cake is Freedom, subject of a Radio-Canada documentary (Rendez-vous Artv), at Ottawa’s inaugural Nuit Blanche. In 2012, she toured Canada, Haiti and St-Lucia to select the final participating artists for the VIIe Jeux de la Francophonie. She was further chosen by L’OIF to judge the photography competition during the games in Nice. Thauvette is represented by Galerie BAC and St-Laurent + Hill.

This project is presented in partnership by NBOG and Saw Video Media Art Centre, with funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

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