Jonathan Plante. One-Eyed-Rabbit

Jonathan Plante, Lapincyclope, still, 2013, animated video, 6 min 16 sec. Courtesy of the artist.

Jonathan Plante, Lapincyclope, 2013, illustration. Courtesy of the artist.

Jonathan Plante, Lapincyclope, 2013, illustration. Courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, VOX, from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, Musée d’art de Joliette, from October 5, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Credit: Jonathan Plante.

View of the exhibition Lapincyclope, Musée d’art de Joliette, from October 5, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Credit: Musée d'art de Joliette.
Jonathan Plante


Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba,
From August 19 to October 6, 2016

Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University
Lennoxville, Québec
From April 16 to July 9, 2016

CAM en tournée - Maisons de la culture de l'île de Montréal
From September 11, 2014 to December 23, 2015

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario
From February 21 to May 24, 2015

Musée régional de Rimouski, Québec
From November 16, 2014 to February 1, 2015

Musée d'art de Joliette, Québec
From October 5, 2013 to January 5, 2014

One-Eyed-Rabbit is different. He has only one eye and would like to jump into his rabbit hole without chipping his teeth… He meets a worm that has no eyes but can navigate through holes in the ground! Together they will discover the power of imagination and the inner workings of sight: a little with the eyes, a lot with the brain, always with the heart.

In a playful atmosphere and through the story of a friendly rabbit, Jonathan Plante invites young people aged 4 to 10 to (re)discover the mysteries of visual perception in a variety of ways. The artist is offering an animated video, original paintings, a giant didactic book, and mirror anamorphoses that will stimulate the imagination of little ones and grown-ups alike.

These unexpected and interactive aesthetic experiences notably address abstraction, art history and optical illusions. Through the various works, children are invited to discover the mechanisms of vision and the role it plays in the arts, while developping their imagination. Finally, a children’s book based on the exhibition will allow readers to revisit the story of the One-Eyed-Rabbit for years to come (in French only).

Booking Information

Number of artists: 1

Minimum space required: 80 m2

2 lenticular images 91.5 x 91.5 cm

57 works on paper and some objects on the ground,

needs 8 linear meters

1 anamorphosis (wall), variable dimensions

3 anamorphises (floor), 1.8 meters in diameter

2 cylindrical mirrors 38 cm diameter x 1.22 m high

1 video projection, 6 min 16 sec

1 platform 3.22 m deep, 11 degrees elevation

and 3.76 m wide (optional)

1 carpet grass, approximately 4.6 m x 6.4 m

Publication

Lapincyclope (One-Eyed-Rabbit)

Created in collaboration with Les éditions du passage, this children’s book is an extension of the exhibition by Jonathan Plante presented at VOX from March 23 to May 4, 2013.

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Media Coverage

Jérôme Delgado, “Les trous noir de l’imagination,” Le Devoir, April 6, 2013, E6.

Aurore Elehmann, “De l’art et du lapin,” La Marelle, Mrach 29, 2013.

Paule Macreuse, “Interview avec Jonathan Plante,” Punctum arts visuels, May 2, 2013.

La Fabrique culturelle, « Lapincyclope, le pouvoir de l’imagination », November 27, 2014.

TVA Est-du-Québec, « Lapincyclope au Musée régional de Rimouski »La vie chez nous, December 26, 2014.

Regina Haggo, « Imagination is like an extra eye », The Hamilton Spectator, 16 May 2015.

Canadian Art, «Must-Sees» Web section, February 19 to 25, 2015.

Exhibition

Jonathan Plante. One-Eyed-Rabbit
2013.03.23 - 05.04

Lapincyclope is different. He has only one eye and would like to jump into his rabbit hole without chipping his teeth…

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Contact

Valérie Morin
Coordinator of National Programs
valerie.morin@centrevox.ca