Sandra Volny is a contemporary artist and researcher. Working across diverse media such as sound, moving images, photography, sculpture, and text, she produces installations, instruments, and videos. Volny completed a PhD in Art Sciences and Aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne by conducting a thesis research on “Surviving Aural Spaces,” in their material, sensory and social constellations. Volny is currently an artist in residence at Darling Foundry and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal, and at École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal. She has exhibited work in Canada and Europe, most recently at Dazibao, Centre Clark, FOFA Gallery, Centre d’Exposition de l’Université de Montréal, Place Publique/Fonderie Darling, Galerie Michel Journiac, Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, and Raumlabor 267- Braunschweig.
Sandra Volny FR/CZ/QC — La passeuse
Listening device attuned to the residual traces of our sensory environment. La passeuse is a listening instrument that records the residual traces of our sensory environment. The installation extends the architecture of Fonderie Darling: the metal rod follows the lines of the banner and a large tube of transparent acrylic plastic filled with water hangs from the building. A hydrophone is immersed in this object to collect acoustic data. Depending on the fluctuations in spring weather, these residual sounds are recorded as filtered through the water, which sometimes turns into ice, then transmitted via a loudspeaker located on the street.
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