j'ai entendu un bruit, je me suis sauvé (I heard a noise and I ran)
Samuel Roy-Bois
January 11 — February 8, 2003

Samuel Roy-Bois is an accomplished Montreal artist whose work explores the subject of utopian architecture. Based on a quote from Gustave Flaubert, “the more telescopes are perfected, the more stars will be in the sky”, j’ai entendu un bruit et je me suis sauvé examines the work of neo-classical architect Etienne-Louis Boullée. Boullée’s work sought to metaphorically reverse the natural order of things by presenting the Universe as contained in human construction. His proposed cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton was a rounded, hollow structure designed to hold the night sky. Impossible to fulfill in 1784, Boullée’s project was never realized.

Using Boullée’s model, Roy-Bois will construct a place within the Or Gallery where the distinction between finite and infinite dissolves.

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