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"She sees the photographic image as a luminous scar on film."

Montreal artist Geneviève Cadieux works primarily on the production of large-scale photographs and installations. These works explore the representation of the human body and define landscape as a place where body and spirit meet.

Cadieux sees the body as a sensitive surface that records the traces of time and suffering, and she sees the photographic image as a luminous scar on film. She is also interested in the ways in which art integrates into an urban environment – its visibility, the effect it has on citizens, and the way that it marks and identifies a place. Cadieux is associate professor in studio arts at Concordia University.

Nomination statement by Marie Fraser and Josée Bélisle, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Body and landscape

Geneviève talks about how she photographs the body and landscape to create large-scale art works.

The discovery of photography

Geneviève explains how she came to choose photography as her medium and discusses the female voice in her work.