A starry cube encloses a diorama depicting a miniature landscape that has been abundantly transformed by human intervention and climate change. The summer panorama is interrupted by billboards and graffiti. This collision of symbols alludes to capitalist interests perpetrated by consumerism as well as the need for individual expression that counterbalances them. Could the fiery visuals appearing on the boards be a sign of destruction of the natural landscape, or of a hope of regeneration?
Olivier Roberge creates miniature landscapes where he builds poetic worlds for fertile encounters—between bucolic nature and modern technology, imagination and reason, and past, present, and future. He has exhibited at Caravansérail artist-run centre in Rimouski, Université de Montréal art gallery, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.