Christian Leduc

I have always loved old photographs, and as I get older it becomes worse!

Christian Leduc has a fondness for old photographs.

Memory is a faculty that forgets. Sometimes, when we try to remember what business was in a certain place before the bank in the new building came along, our memory fails us. We adapt to our environment quickly, and it is constantly changing. Remarking this made Christian Leduc realise the importance of a city’s photographic archives. During his residency at Daïmon, he will draw on the history of the city of Gatineau, in addition to its “more than present”. Using the city’s photographic archives, the point of departure for his work, he will create a series of present-day photographs inspired by old photographs. Then, through collage and assemblage, he will build Nouvelles réalités, in which the past and present will blend.

Christian Leduc completed studies in photography in 1999. Since 2002, his work has been exhibited throughout Abitibi-Témiscamingue and in Saguenay, Carleton and Rimouski, as well as in Argentina, Serbia and New Zealand. His work can be found in the collections of Loto-Québec and the city of Rouyn-Noranda. In addition to photography, he makes videos, works in theatre and writes poetry. He has never seen Broue and has a special fondness for the music of Beck.

Christian Leduc, Copper King