Artist: Julie Lequin

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Audio in the Elevator
Sep 27 - Nov 01 2008

Julie Lequin is a French Canadian artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2005. She is the author of The Ice Skating Tree Opera – Director’s Cut, a book and DVD project published by 2nd Cannons Publications. Lequin’s work has been exhibited internationally in the Americas, Europe, and Australia and she has recently produced a curatorial project at the Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Events

Sep 27, 2008 ... Nov 1, 2008
Exhibition
Julie Lequin, Car Talk
Sep 26, 2008
Opening
Fall 2008 Exhibitions Opening
  • ArtCal: Julie Lequin, Car Talk http://www.artcal.net/event/view/8/7933 Julie Lequin, Car Talk With a multidisciplinary practice spanning video, performance, watercolor, text and voiceovers, Julie Lequin presents an audio collage entitled Car Talk. Knitting together excerpts from the NPR show of the same name and her own fabricated responses, Car Talk presents a fictional conversation between the artist and the two radio icons discussing her linguistic troubles, her Qubcoise identity, and life as a contemporary visual artist. Interweaving personal history with fictionalized circumstances, Lequins Car Talk deftly mixes humor with personal struggles while blurring the line between the artist as individual and the artist as a self-consciously constructed persona.
  • California Community Foundation Artist Gallery: Julie Lequin http://www.calfund.org/artistgallery/2008/artist_julie_lequin.php link includes Julie Lequin "Gossip Videos" video (2007) and bio.
  • Kelly Kilmer Blog: Julie Lequin http://kellykilmer.blogspot.com/2008/08/heading-to-boston-tomorrow.html Blog mentions artist Julie Lequin's book: The Ice Skating Tree Opera
  • Raid Projects Los Angeles: Matt Wardell presents Julie Lequin: First Video Retrospective (2003-2008) http://www.raidprojects.com/swapmeet.html Matt Wardell presents Julie Lequin: First Video Retrospective (2003-2008) Julie Lequin’s multidisciplinary practice includes video, performance, watercolor, props and costumes, as well as written lists, voiceovers and notes for scripts. Her work interweaves personal history with fictionalized events and circumstances in a manner that constantly blurs the line between the artist as individual and the artist as self-consciously constructed persona. Lequin is interested in storytelling, imitating voices, making wigs and facial hair that look like "sculptures", creating characters inspired by friends, family and NPR, narration, lip-synching, video diaries, Le Nouveau Roman, and the differences between humor, awkwardness and sadness. Lequin finds whimsical, idiosyncratic differences between homeland Quebec and her adopted home, America. On Saturday May 3rd, at 8:30pm, Julie Lequin will present a live screening of her video work from 2003 to her most current work (current meaning: “like, this week”). Lequin will also talk about the process of making these videos, including writing, costume, acting, filming, editing, and the relationship between these pieces. Titles to be shown include: Skateboarding Stories, Flying Wool Slipper, Sounds Like Julie, Gossip Videos, and Car Talk. Julie Lequin has exhibited internationally with forthcoming exhibits at CRG in New York and the Museu da Cidade in Portugal. Lequin will soon embark on a tour of numerous artist residencies around the world. Lequin is also an avid blogger. Check out her blog at: http://julielequin.blogspot.com
  • FILAS: Julie Lequin, Car Talk http://filas.biz/art-in-general-julie-lequin-car-talk/ Julie Lequin With a multidisciplinary practice spanning video, performance, watercolor, text and voiceovers, Julie Lequin presents an audio collage entitled Car Talk. Knitting together excerpts from the NPR show of the same name and her own fabricated responses, Car Talk presents a fictional conversation between the artist and the two radio icons discussing her linguistic troubles, her Qubcoise identity, and life as a contemporary visual artist. Interweaving personal history with fictionalized circumstances, Lequins Car Talk deftly mixes humor with personal struggles while blurring the line between the artist as individual and the artist as a self-consciously constructed persona.