Encounters

Pursuing her exploration of the life of the forest, Ducharme produced Encounters, a cleverly choreographed installation that uses three 35mm slide projectors. Completed over 2012-2013, the installation is a slide show that intermittently displays photographs taken with hunting cameras that are triggered by the movement of approaching wildlife. For this project, it seems, the artist wished to remove herself entirely from the photographic act, instead choosing to let these automatic cameras depict animals as they appear in the absence of human consciousness. Encounters offers viewers the semblance of a direct connection with nature. Providing us with a rare glimpse into what happens when no one is around, this work effectively confirms that life does indeed carry on without us. (Tousignant, 2014)

 

Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Galerie B-312, 2013

Installation view, Galerie B-312, 2013

Installation view, Galerie B-312, 2013

Installation view, Galerie B-312, 2013