July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Piercing of the map:
Monday July 27, 12:30pm
7 Lorne Street

July 28 – 31, leaving at 1pm from 7 Lorne Street
Please contact info@strutsgallery.ca to sign up for a walk, as space is limited.

Mathieu Léger

Mathieu Léger

A path is a record of an event, or the duration of that event. A map then becomes a tool to coordinate an event to create a path. In the project, The Distance Between Us, the artist uses a map of the town of Sackville as a mechanism to determine locations that will culminate into a series of paths between places. These locations are only tied together through a hole made by piercing the folded map. Through this action, the artist conceptually links these places in space. The only thing left to do is walk to the locations and talk. Conversations will happen around spatial awareness, location, traveling, distance, physicality, and what it means to be in a place within the context of art. This all lies within the record of the path and the systems that come from circulating through this world. We build meaning through art and meaningful things come from exploring.

” […] the subject of walking is, in some sense, about how we invest universal acts with particular meanings… Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.”
– Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Mathieu Léger hails from the Maritime region of Eastern Canada. Serial artist-in-residence, Léger has participated in 50 artist’s residencies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Fine Art – Université de Moncton, 1998). His work reflects on ideas surrounding wilderness, geological time, and process related activities of the natural world. Scouring time, place, and space, his projects are delivered through performance, textworks, photography, and video/audio installations. He is currently developing a 5 year performance project that investigates the physicality of spatial awareness and cartographic conventions. He shares his time between far away places and Moncton, NB, Canada.