OLI SORENSON (QC - CA)
ELEKTRA GALLERY - COMPLEXE DE GASPÉ, MONTRÉAL (QC)
EXHIBITION FROM APRIL 18 TO MAY 25
Opening April 18 from 6 to 9pm
BIO - OLI SORENSON
Oli Sorenson's remix art was first recognised in London, after taking part in numerous media art events at the Institute of Contemporary Art (2003-06), Tate Britain (2006), and the British Film Institute (2008-10).
He gradually established an international profile when performing at ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2002), ISEA (Helsinki, 2004), Mapping (Geneva, 2009) and Sonica Festivals (Ljubljana, 2012).
After moving to Montreal in 2010, Sorenson redirected his work towards gallery based projects, and has since exhibited at The Power Plant (Toronto, 2014), FILE (Sao Paulo, 2015), Monitoring (Kassel, 2017) and Art Mûr (Berlin, 2018).
Oli Sorenson borrows from the work of American artist Dan Flavin to create a series of minimalist compositions using LED tubes, entitled LED Flavin.
Unlike the static features of neon gas, Sorenson’s translucent tubes contain a string of light emitting diodes (LEDs) connected to a video signal.
The dynamic LED devices scroll through a specific color palette for each tube hanging on the wall, and generate a multitude of chromatic gradients between each light source.
Sorenson maintains a close reference to neon while multiplying the expressive potential of Flavin's project via the material use of LEDs, as much as through an augmented interaction with digital production tools.
To inaugurate the LED Flavin project, Sorenson will assemble a dozen 2.5 meters (8 feet) vertical tubes and compose a minimalist and in-situ light installation on the walls and vitrine of Elektra gallery.