Marie-Andrée Houde was born in Trois-Rivières and lives and works in Montreal. She undertook an internship in documentary scriptwriting at the National Film Board of Canada in 2005, and in 2009 obtained a master’s degree in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In her work, Marie-Andrée Houde examines the attitudes of the different protagonists involved in the process of representation, for example through her close observation of amateur photography. For Houde, the concept of “photographic positioning” (posture photographique) involves both the space of the physical arrangement of bodies in certain positions in a given representation, and the cultural, moral and identity-related choices underlying this positioning. In her photographic and video installations, she seeks to highlight the oscillation between the being and appearing of bodies involved in the construction of an image. For this 4th edition of ORANGE Marie-Andrée Houde is presenting a new series in which the codes around the tradition of amateur hunting photography are played out. These photographs are located in an intermediary region between staged scenes and mere snapshots. As such, they present an opportunity to take a new look at the role of and issues around photographic representation in hunting rituals, and more specifically as as the trace left behind by the killed animal.
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