The Sitters in Kingston

For an upcoming exhibition with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Feb. 27 - Apr. 3, 2010), the artist Élène Tremblay requires several volunteers to pose for photographs for a Kingston installment of her ongoing photographic series Les assis / The Sitters. The individuals portrayed in the series appear to have dropped out of the ongoing rush of everyday life. The position Tremblay assigns to the viewers of these images is intended to reflect certain aspects of modern sensibilities: "passivity, paralysis, powerlessness, voyeurism, distraction, etc.." Tremblay will be in Kingston on the 6th and 7th of August, 2009. If you are interested in participating, please contact Modern Fuel (613-548-4883 or


Élène Tremblay lives and works in the Montreal area. Her work is based in photography and video and is regularly shown in Canada and abroad. Her works are held in public and private collections. She is a teacher at several universities in Quebec, holds a master's degree in visual arts from Concordia University and is doctoral candidate in artistic studies and practices at UQAM. She also directed VOX gallery in Montreal from 1998 to 2002 and has been the curator of exhibits of contemporary photography, Web art and media arts.