SAMUEL ST-AUBIN (QC-CA)
BIO - SAMUEL ST-AUBIN
Samuel St-Aubin has been part of the electronic arts world since 2002. He has helped produce the work of a number of Quebec artists and collectives. For the past few years, he has been focusing on his own creative efforts. The electronics technician reinvents everyday objects. He injects another dimension into his creations that goes beyond the utilitarian reality of the object, by diverting them from their primary purpose, radically disrupting our relationship with the object. With unflinching precision, his works let us tap into the poetry of the everyday, discovered in the simplicity of existence.
Prosperity is a stand-alone installation that manages grains of rice. It is located halfway between the food-processing machine and the “pick-and-place” machine which is used in assembly lines for printed circuit boards. Unlike these machines, Prosperity moves slowly, taking care to properly analyze the shape and orientation of each grain. A tweezer move from one surface to the other, gripping on its way the grains which have been placed randomly, and then depositing them in an orderly manner on a second surface. This process leaves the grains aligned while preserving their initial orientation.