Encounters is a photography-based installation presenting images taken by automatic hunting cameras. Over the course of one year, automatic cameras, installed in various parts of the Quebec landscape, recorded images from the forest. The images included animals, sunrise, wind and other actants susceptible of triggering the shutter of the cameras. These digital images, including the ‘mistakes’ of the cameras (i.e., blacked-out or overexposed images) were then transferred onto slide film in order to be projected in the gallery space using slide projectors. Accompanied by its rhythmic mechanical click, each machine has been programmed to sporadically and unpredictably project the images around the space, leaving the viewer entangled within the dialogue created by the machines and the images.
Véronique Ducharme was born in Montreal, where she currently lives and works. She obtained an MA from the London College of Communication in 2010 after receiving a BFA in Photography from Concordia University in Montreal in 2007. Her works have been recently presented in Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2013) curated by Paul Wombell, at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York (2013), the Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm (2012) and at Galerie Les Territoires in Montreal (2011–12).