Jonathan Plante. One-Eyed-Rabbit

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

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

Jonathan Plante, Lapincyclope, still, 2013, animated video, 6 min 16 sec. 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.
2013.03.23 - 05.04

Jonathan Plante

Opening and book launch on March 23, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

VOX's first exhibition and book for children

Lapincyclope 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 one-eyed rabbit, Jonathan Plante invites us to (re)discover the mysteries of visual perception in various ways. In keeping with his practice—having already explored stereoscopy to simulate depth using two flat images—the artist unveils a new 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, with activities targeting different age groups. Finally, a children’s book created as an extension of the exhibition, will allow you to (re)visit Lapincyclope’s story for years to come.

The exhibition and accompanying book were supported by: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Ville de Montréal as part of Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. They were produced in collaboration with: Maison Théâtre, Les éditions du passage.

Biography

Jonathan Plante

Jonathan Plante (b. 1976) lives and works in Montreal where he earned a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Concordia University. He works mainly with multidisciplinary installations and studies…

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Interview

Interview with Jonathan Plante during the exhibition One-Eyed-Rabbit.

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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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Cultural Mediation

VOX expérimente et innove de façon à mieux desservir les publics du futur en mettant en place de nouvelles formes d’activités de médiation culturelle qui, notamment, s’adressent aux enfants. Nous offrons aux groupes scolaires et aux familles une activité gratuite dans le cadre de l’exposition jeunesse Lapincyclope.

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Touring: Jonathan Plante. Lapincyclope (One-Eyed-Rabbit)

The exhibition is currently available for touring.

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