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Kenji Ouellet

Contrapunctus V (2022)

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Kenji Ouellet’s work involves an experimental, often sceptical, and deliberately ambiguous approach. It exposes the viewer to entanglements, questions without simple answers, strange metaphors and contradictions whilst questioning dominant narratives and ultimately offering a space to reflect. Sound and image are of equal importance in his video works, in keeping with his dual background in musical performance and film. Contrapunctus V (5) shows simultaneous events and multi-layered architectural structures. The soundtrack involves multiple voices interacting in a polyphony; each voice is associated with one theme. There are quotes about sleep, capitalism, work, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, the effect of the internet and related technologies on the brain, and quotes from people suffering from dementia.

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