For the past ten years, I have been working on installations created in situ, composed of silkscreened paper, cut, assembled and pasted to walls in order to create immersive environments. I use codes from electronic device interfaces to develop representations and architectures of virtual space, with the superimposition of multiple windows, toolbars, columns and objects. My installations convey a material experience of virtuality with the use of hand printed wallpaper. I deploy juxtapositions of pattern in space to create present-day theatrical representations of our contemporary entanglements between public and domestic space and stories. I'm interested in creating social fabrics composed of corporate objects and patterns, social media, and the history of ornament, interweaving notions of craftsmanship, mass production and the ready-made.
Dominique Pétrin is a visual artist from Montreal, Canada. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also performed under hypnosis at the Triennale Québécoise at the MAC, Biennale de performance de Rouyn-Noranda, and Désordres festival in Lille. She collaborated with Sophie Calle, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, choreographer Antonija Livingstone, Andrew Tay and with Banksy for The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. She was nominated for the Louis Comtois Award (2017), and longlisted for the Sobey Award (2014). Her work has been exhibited at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, across Canada and Europe.
Image: Three withdrawal movements for an ATM, screen printed paper installation, 560 x 654 x 856 cm, 2015