Bastille Day Celebration Vancouver - Immersive art installation - July 14th, 2019

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Humanity?
Ephemeral art installation (glass , projection and light – 15 min).

This project, using a projection through the glass painting, invites you to be part of an ephemeral light artwork and to immerse yourself into the Bastille Day celebration. You can observe, listen and be part of the art installation. This approach is centered on Humanity, Freedom and History: what is our place in a given environment? What meaning do we give to History and the actions we have created and create? How do we feel in this place that we currently occupy? You will discover how the context in which we find ourselves can influence our own perception of an action at a certain time in the past or in the present. More

Music by Liam Brownrigg:
This original piece of music is composed through the deconstruction of three classic pieces from before, during, and after the 1789 storming of the Bastille. The original pieces are chopped, stretched, and blended into new textures, rhythms and harmonies. Other elements of found-sound and field recordings are layered to create depth and blur the line between sound and music. Spoken samples are sprinkled throughout the piece, inviting the listener to reflect on the nature of art and life. Change is constant, through both revolution and evolution, and sometimes it is you that has changed in the way you observe something. www.adsrcollective.com / www.adsrmusic.ca

More on the Bastille Day: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1222685/bastille-france-vancouver-marseillaise-celebration-roundhouse

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Humanité ? 
Installation d’art éphémère (verre, projection et lumière – 15 min).

Ce projet, utilisant une projection à travers une peinture réalisée au préalable sur verre, vous invite à faire partie d’une œuvre d’art éphémère de lumière et à plonger dans la célébration du 14 juillet. Vous pourrez observer, écouter et vous immerger dans l’installation artistique. Cette approche est centrée sur l’Humain, la Liberté et l'Histoire: quelle est notre place dans un environnement donné ? Quelle signification donnons-nous à l’Histoire et aux actions que nous avons créées et que nous créons ? Que ressentons-nous en ce lieu que nous occupons actuellement? Vous découvrirez comment le contexte dans lequel nous nous trouvons peut influencer notre propre perception d’une action à un moment donné, au passé et au présent. Plus


Musique par Liam Brownrigg:
Cette musique originale a été créée en décomposant trois morceaux classiques d’avant, pendant et après la prise de la Bastille en 1789. Les morceaux originaux sont hachés, étirés et mélangés dans de nouveaux rythmes, textures et harmonies. D'autres éléments d’enregistrements sonores sont superposés afin de créer de la profondeur et de brouiller la frontière entre son et musique. Des échantillons de mots sont dispersés tout au long de la bande-son, invitant l'auditeur à réfléchir sur la nature de l'art et de la vie. Le changement est constant, à la fois par révolution et par évolution, c'est vous qui interprétez ce que vous voyez et entendez pour prétendre au changement. www.adsrcollective.com / www.adsrmusic.ca

Plus de détail sur le Bastille Day: More ont he Bastille Day: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1222685/bastille-france-vancouver-marseillaise-celebration-roundhouse

 
 

1919 strike Winnipeg - A new public art for the city

So nice I was able to join the amazing glass artist Warren Carther to work on the 1919 strike art project at Market & Main st in Winnipeg! After the 1ww, many Canadian workers struggled to make ends meet while employers prospered, which lead to a general strike. The Winnipeg strike was the larger strike in Canadian history: between May 15 and June 25, more than 35000 workers left their jobs. It did not immediately succeed in empowering workers and improving job conditions but it did help unite the working class in canada and the street car got tilted over, a powerful symbol is now in the Winnipeg streets!  

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Quelle chance d’avoir pu travailler avec l’artiste Warren Carther sur le projet artistique de la grève de 1919 à Market & Main st à Winnipeg. Après la guerre, de nombreux travailleurs canadiens ont eu du mal à joindre les deux bouts, tandis que les employeurs prospéraient, ce qui entraîna une grève générale. La grève de Winnipeg a été la plus grande grève de l'histoire du Canada: entre le 15 mai et le 25 juin, plus de 35 000 travailleurs ont quitté leur emploi. La grève n'a pas réussi à améliorer les conditions de travail immédiatement, mais a contribué à unifier la classe ouvrière au Canada. Le tramway renversé est un symbole puissant qui est maintenant dans les rues de Winnipeg pour le centenaire.

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CBC Interview (in french) about the project:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/l-actuel/episodes/437583/audio-fil-du-jeudi-4-juillet-2019/3

Photos by Warren Carther.

A Light Painting for the SAGA 2019 at Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, BC

La SAGA 5ème édition a pris place à Sechelt, un évènement qui réunit des jeunes francophones du Canada.
Plusieurs ateliers pour les jeunes ont pris place, le nouveau Comité Sécurité Linguistique sous la Director de Suzanne Robillard, doctorat en sociolinguistique à l’Université d’Ottawa, un atelier d’écriture créative animé par l’artiste chanteur et compositeur YAO Musique et aussi une oeuvre réalisée grâce à la lumière avec Aurélia Bizouard, artiste fondatrice de Kulturelia et qui s’engage avec son art.

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The fifth SAGA took place in Sechelt, an event that brings together young Francophones from Canada. Several workshops for young people took place, the new Linguistic Safety Committee under the Director of Suzanne Robillard, doctorate in sociolinguistics at the University of Ottawa, a creative writing workshop led by singer-songwriter YAO Musique and also a work realized glass and light with Aurélia Bizouard, artist and founder of Kulturelia and who practices engaged art.

 
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RDV "French Sunlight" - Art Session & Talk, Vancouver on May 11th 2019

Les rdv “French Sunlight”. L’équipe French Alumni a invité les membres de la communauté francophone pour une session sur le thème de l'art avec Aurélia Bizouard. Une visite guidée d'une exposition dans le studio de l’artiste et la présentation d’une oeuvre collective (light painting) au Woodward's Building ont été au programme, suivi d’un moment d’échange et de partage autour de l’art.

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"French Sunlight" meetings. The French Alumni team invited members of the Francophone community for a session on the theme of art with Aurélia Bizouard. A guided tour of an exhibition in the artist's studio and the presentation of a community based artwork (light painting) at Woodward's Building were on the program, followed by a moment of gathering and sharing about art.


Photos by Julien Mainguy.

Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery - visit

Great visit from the AVAG (Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery) to the studio last thursday!
Always interesting to talk about art with art lovers!

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Belle visite avec l’AVAG (Associés de la Galerie d’Art de Vancouver) à mon studio jeudi dernier!
Toujours un plaisir de parler d’art avec des amateurs d’art!

AURORA CIVITAS: Installation d'art éphémère par Aurélia Bizouard - Critique par Emilie Lemay

“L’installation artistique éphémère d’Aurélia Bizouard, artiste basée à Vancouver, représente l’aboutissement de la dernière édition du projet Contextualisations, une résidence de création de deux semaines organisée par le Réseau Nord-Ouest au cœur de la francophonie manitobaine afin de construire une œuvre qui s’y incorpore étroitement.

Aurora Civitas est une installation immersive de peintures et de sculptures utilisant la projection de lumière à travers une œuvre d’art dessinée sur un panneau de verre, danslaquelle le public peut explorer le thème de Contextualisations. Aurélia a d’abord élaboréson travail au studio de la Maison des Artistes Visuels pour ensuite le créer au CentreCulturel Franco-Manitobain sur la terrasse du Théâtre Cercle Molière. Ses projections de lumière spécifiques à cet espace public extérieur éclairent la noirceur hivernale pour un soir seulement ()

- Emilie Lemay - Commissaire et membre du jury

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"The ephemeral artistic installation of Vancouver-based Aurélia Bizouard represents the culmination of the latest edition of the Contextualisations project, a two-week creative residency organized by the Réseau Nord-Ouest at the heart of the Francophonie of Manitoba to build a work that incorporates itself closely.

Aurora Civitas is an immersive installation of paintings and sculptures using light projection through a work of art drawn on a glass panel, in which the public can explore the theme of Contextualisations. Aurélia first worked in the studio of the “Maison des Artistes Visuels” and then created it at the “Francophone Cultural Centre of Manitoba” on the patio of the “Théâtre Cercle Molière”. Her artwork made of light projections, specific to this outdoor public space, illuminates the winter blackness for one evening only”

- Emilie Lemay - Commissaire et membre du jury

Ephemeral Public Art - Discussion March 6th 2019 at CCFM


What is ephemeral public art? What kind of challenges does it bring up? How to design a work that will survive the weather? All these questions and many others will be addressed in Oeuvres en contexte: art extérieur éphémère. Presented by the Réseau N.O. in partnership with CCFM and La Maison des artistes, this discussion will revolve around the themes of public art and the context of outside presentation. Several Winnipeg contributors will discuss the issues in a bilingual discussion moderated by Émilie Lemay. After the roundtable, the discussion will continue with an invitation to creation by artist-in-residence Aurélia Bizouard (Vancouver). Her projections of lights and paintings on glass invite us to take a new look at the places we live in collectively. On March 14, the CCFM’s outdoor public spaces will be reinvested and come alive to reflect the meetings of our various communities as part of the 21st edition of Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie.

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Qu’est-ce que l’art public éphémère? Quels sont ses défis ? Comment concevoir une œuvre qui survivra aux intempéries ? Toutes ces questions et bien d’autres seront abordées dans Œuvres en contexte : art extérieur éphémère. Présentée par le Réseau N.O. en partenariat avec le CCFM et La Maison des artistes, cette discussion tournera autour des thèmes de l’art public et du contexte de présentation extérieur. Plusieurs intervenants de Winnipeg discuteront autour des enjeux dans une discussion bilingue animée par Émilie Lemay. Après la table ronde, la discussion se poursuivra avec une invitation à la création lancée par l’artiste en résidence, Aurélia Bizouard (Vancouver). Ses projections de lumières et peintures sur verre nous invitent à poser un nouveau regard sur les lieux que nous habitons collectivement. Le 14 mars prochain, les espaces publics extérieurs du CCFM seront réinvestis et prendront vie pour refléter les rencontres de nos diverses communautés dans le cadre de la 21e édition des Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie.

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"Contextualisations" - Art installation in Winnipeg - March 2019

Come visit Aurelia Bizouard at the Maison des Artistes, 219 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg from March 4 to March 14th 2019 to understand the Aurora Civitas artwork, made of light and glass.
Opening exhibition at the Cultural Centre of Manitoba on March 14th, 2019 at sunset.

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Venez visiter Aurélia Bizouard à la Maison des Artistes, 219 Boulevard Provencher à Winnipeg, du 4 au 14 mars 2019 pour comprendre l’oeuvre Aurora Civitas, faite de lumière et de verre.
Vernissage au Centre Culturel Manitobain le 14 mars 2019 à la tombée de la nuit.

http://www.aureliabizouard.com/installations

 
 

The art in the flawed, interview by Rik Jespersen

For artist Aurélia Bizouard, “there is beauty in the broken,” a view literally reflected in her work. Bizouard has ten pieces in the mixed-media exhibition “What Matters”, currently at Gibsons Public Art Gallery. All of her works in the show were created in the spirit of the Japanese method called kintsugi, which is as much a philosophy as an artistic technique. Kintsugi literally means “golden joinery.” It is the art of repairing broken ceramics and glass with a lacquer mixed with a precious metal, such as gold. Rather than disguising the damage, the technique highlights the object’s brokenness as part of its own story. As a human being, you go through different life experiences, and sometimes you can be broken. But at the end, you’re still beautiful and life is more important than anything else,” Bizouard told Coast Reporter. “It makes you who you are.” More

- Rik Jespersen

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Pour l'artiste Aurélia Bizouard, «il y a de la beauté dans le brisé», une vision reflétée littéralement dans son travail. Bizouard présente dix œuvres dans l'exposition mixte, "What Matters”, actuellement à la galerie d’art de Gibsons. Toutes ses œuvres ont été créées dans l'esprit de la méthode japonaise appelée kintsugi, qui est autant une philosophie qu'une technique artistique. Kintsugi signifie littéralement «jointure dorée». C'est l'art de réparer des bris de céramique et du verre avec une laque mélangée à un métal précieux, tel que l'or. Plutôt que de masquer les dommages, la technique met en évidence la fracture de l’objet dans le cadre de sa propre histoire. «En tant qu'être humain, vous vivez différentes expériences de vie et vous pouvez parfois être brisé. Mais à la fin, vous êtes toujours beau et la vie est plus importante que toute autre chose », a déclaré Aurélia Bizouard au journaliste du journal Coast. "Cela fait de vous qui vous êtes." rajoute-t-elle.

- Rik Jespersen

Gibsons Public Art Gallery - Opening Feb 16th, 2019

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is please to host the new exhibition “WHAT MATTERS” from three artists: “Felt A La Main With Love”, Catherine Tableau and Aurelia Bizouard with her collection KINTSUGI.

With digital technologies dominating more and more today's visual arts, the three artists of
?WHAT MATTERS! reclaim and question in their practice the use of common and accessible material found in every day : wool, glass, and plaster.

Within a ritualized and compulsive action of making, they push back the traditional use, the limits of form, and they play with the medium's constraints while exploring its qualities.
What matters and what the three artists share here through an echoing fragmented pattern is the tactile nature and true essence of each material - wool, glass, and plaster - rising to a sensitive, emotive artistic value.

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KINTSUGI - In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Aurelia Bizouard creates art with glass panels and reverse painting questioning the meaning of life. The use of glass - a transparent fragile matter - is like a metaphor for life, its fragility and its strength. - Aurelia Bizouard

Midnight in Paris - NYE 2018

The ‘Salon Dorée’ (Golden Lounge) is going to be a warm, artistic and sophisticated space that will have a free flow side entrance off of the main room. This room will be about the old-world Parisian bistro atmosphere with a golden twist. Live art installations, gold dancers, gilded frames, feathers and changing screen will put this risqué space to task as it is centred with an exclusive Absinthe cocktail bar. Both the cold and hot Absinthe rituals will be served. The entire event will be hosted by the Green Fairy and the space will feature numerous sponsor/partner activation and installation POS opportunities seamlessly integrated into the overall thematic and flow of the evening.

Aurelia Bizouard’s unique French GOLD collection art on display for this event.
Curated by Kirsten Larsen: “Super stoked to be curating a Paris themed Pop up art gallery complete with some amazing live painters for the upcoming Mid Night in Paris New Years Eve party! Perfect way to start 2019”

 
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Tout le monde est créatif! Même vous!

Créez votre propre bague et développer votre créativité!
Le 11 décembre à 17h30 , SDE de Vancouver.

La créativité n’est pas réservée qu’au domaine des arts. Être créatif, c’est aussi trouver des solutions, sortir du cadre et être capable de rebondir lorsqu’une situation inattendue se présente. Pour cette dernière rencontre de l’année 2018, nous vous proposons de créer votre propre bague en verre avec l’artiste Aurélia Bizouard, et à stimuler votre créativité grâce à des activités animées par Frédérique Niel, Coach d’affaires à la SDECB.

Objectifs :

  • Forcer les participantes à arrêter de penser, de s’autoévaluer et de juger leurs idées.

  • Montrer aux participantes comment rebondir sur les idées des autres.

  • Créer quelque chose de ses mains : tout le monde peut devenir un créateur.

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2nd Annual Van Art Fundraiser - oct 16th 2018

- by the founder Phil Burg.

'From The Bottom Up Foundation' is back with our 2nd Annual Silent Art Auction + Party Fundraiser! Help us raise $10,000 this year to directly support families of Vancouver's DTES with diapers! 

Join us Friday, November 16th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at 1063 Hamilton Street in Yaletown where we will be hosting a silent art auction and party to raise money and awareness for diaper needs in Vancouver. Artwork will be provided mainly by local Vancouver artists with 50-100% of the sale price going directly to the purchase of diapers. In addition to the art auction, we will be serving beer and wine, along with live music until midnight !

80 pre-sale tickets available with 50 tickets available at the door.
Buy tix + buy art + help kids

@fromthebottomupfoundation

Harvest Dinner at Woodward's atrium nov 4th 2018

The Woodward’s community is coming together once again to host the 9th Annual Woodward’s Harvest Dinner.  The event will take place on Sunday, November 4th starting at 5:00 pm in the Woodward’s Atrium. Come join us and enjoy a tasty dinner! We’ll feed over 1000 of Woodward’s neighbours and friends. The food for the meal has been generously donated by the incredible people at Nesters Market at Woodward’s and other Woodward’s partners, and will be cooked and prepared by the professional team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.  

We will also have the artist Aurelia Bizouard (@aureliabizouard) who will be on site for a live community painting, created from a light placed behind her glass artwork, and that will be projected onto the canvas. Everyone is invited to be part of it and colour the canvas! This public engagement project(@kulturelia) provides an immersive experience, by enabling people to create a work of art, to be part of it, to connect to each other and to represent the Woodward’s community. The painting will then be placed in the atrium of Woodward’s as it belongs to the people who created it. The original glass art piece will then be auctioned off and the funds will go towards our charity partner, PHS Community Services Society. 

PHS Community Services Society is a charitable non-profit organization operating in Vancouver’s DTES. A gift as little as $25 can provide someone in the Downtown Eastside community with BC ID, something many individuals can’t afford and desperately need.  To donate online visit www.phs.ca/donate 

Come out and enjoy a nice meal, paint away and help a good cause!

See you there!!

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Light Lines Painting and A Golden Circle exhibition during the official Launch of LeCollectif

During BC Culture Days, the Main Alley Building, 102 E 4th Avenue, will be the popup place to celebrate the Collectif des Artistes Visuels de Colombie-Britannique ("lecollectif") official launch ! 

Exhibitions, concerts, screenings, readings, workshops for children will punctuate the three opening days. Free event. open to everyone.

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Light Lines Painting at LeCollectif launch!!

(sept 28th 18h-23h, sept 29th 11h-23h, sept 30th 11h-18h)

102 E 4th ave @MAIN ALLEY building

Vancouver, British Columbia

Visual Arts — Collective Creation

We would like people to connect with art, with themselves and to each other's. We believe this can happen by providing an immersive experience, by enabling people to create a work of art or to be part of it. The first step is to create the painting on a glass panel through which light will be projected. The designs on the glass are created by the artist Aurelia Bizouard around one major theme. The second step is to engage people in the creative process by having them paint and fill-out with colours the lines of light on a canvas (or a wall) from the projection of the glass artwork (the light projection will be on friday evening)

More on BC Culture Days:

https://culturedays.ca/en/2018-activities/view/5b4e0765-4650-4f74-b114-66e58ac5a4f1

Full program on LeCollectif:

http://lecollectifcb.ca/galerienomade.htm

Follow the light lines for new Port Coquitlam mural - 23,24 sept & 6 oct 2018

A wall in Port Coquitlam’s Lions Park will get dashes of colour when the city hosts its annual Rivers and Trails Festival Sunday.

And visual artist Aurelia Bizouard wants the community to help her paint the 38’ live light mural during the event that runs from noon to 4 p.m. in the park.

Bizouard, who splits her time between Vancouver, Los Angeles and Paris, will start by painting nature scenes from Lions Park on the back of a glass panel.

When done, she’ll shine a bright light onto the glass, of which the lines will be projected onto the wall so participants can trace its lines and fill out the canvas.

Bizouard told The Tri-City News her Light Lines Painting project in PoCo will be similar to the artwork she designed at the Woodward’s building in Vancouver; last year, she also set up a live light mural during the popular Eastside Culture Crawl, in east Vancouver.

“My main purpose is to connect people to art in a social setting,” she said. “It has an impact not only for them but for the community. It delivers a strong message.”

Bizouard said participants aren’t afraid of a blank canvas when there’s a general sketch lit up in front of them “because they can just follow the lines and then have the freedom to express themselves with colour in the spaces in between. It’s just magic what happens.”

She added, “When they step out of their comfort zone and see the results, they have the confidence to be connected to something larger than themselves.”

Bizouard said she hopes to get at least 50 people out to help her with the image (a tent will be set up if it rains); a follow-up workshop will be held the next day.

The finished work will be ready by late October.

jcleugh@tricitynews.com
@jcleughTC

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