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Chris Boyne

Montreal, QC

Chris Boyne uses task-based approaches to make work that moves between life and art. These tasks are defined by predetermined parameters and are worked through to resolve. Complete control is negated by the task and the structure of the work itself is often defined by the task as a result. The work is open-ended with room for alternative narratives and outcomes to emerge.

There is an element of failure with his approach because often it is not possible to complete the tasks as intended. As a result, measures of success are ambiguous or there may not be any success to measure. Sometimes the viewer is left only to know that there was a task and there was an outcome.

Chris is interested in generative approaches and takes an active role as image-maker. He creates and manipulates objects, constructs scenes and sets activities in motion.