In an attempt to "describe the world" – or at least give an alternative representation – geography has become an important source of reflection for Julien Discrit. Shifting formats, ambiguities, and paradoxes forged between maps and territories can be summarized by research that extends between installation and performance, photography and video. His works evoke both physical and imaginary spaces, and hope to establish a dialectical tension between the visible and what is hidden. Throughout the course of Julien’s career, the experience of time became equally essential to his practice, allowing him to invent, rather than describe, the contours of a new map.
Born in Epernay, France, Julien Discrit currently resides in Montreal. He has already participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including La mesure du possible in 2014 at Galerie Thomas Henry Ross, Montréal; L’intervalle in 2013 at Maison populaire, Montreuil; and Aire de Lyon in 2012 at PROA, Buenos Aires.
La mesure du possible, galerie Thomas Henry Ross, Montréal
L’intervalle à la Maison populaire, Montreuil
Aire de Lyon, PROA, Buenos Aires
ERRE, Variations labyrinthiques, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz