Extramural Exhibition | Atrium LNSGD

Foul Bachelor Frog

Kyle Bustin

Extramural Exhibition

AXENÉO7 — artist-run centre and DAÏMÔN — production centre, in collaboration with La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins (LNSGD), present a series of four exhibitions in the singular space of LNSGD; its atrium.

Over the seasons, these exhibitions will offer various reflections on the notions of performativity and theatricality through photographic and mainly videographic works, or even scenic installations. The programming artists, Le Cabinet de Fumisterie Appliquée (Paris, France), Kyle Bustin (Gatineau), Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau (Montreal), as well as Carolyne Scenna (Montreal), stage interactions, animations and, moreover, experiments by bodies in motion.

Masked of a strange bulbous frog head, multidisciplinary artist — Kyle Bustin (Gatineau) immerses himself in a weird living tableau, both tragic and playful; the vision of a teenage bedroom full of smudged clothes, obscenities and litter from (over)consumption of junk food. By the alteration — or not — of reality, Bustin, captivated by the screens of his computer and television set, finds himself dropped and condemned in this totally incongruous and isolated universe. This scene successfully prompts us to reflect on the culture of absorption and accumulation with which our society is increasingly confronted.

Kyle Bustin is a mural painter and new media artist whose work revolves around his fascination with digital culture. He has an MFA from the University of Ottawa. His current project “Conflicts in Neverland: Sad Boys Club” is exploring the often toxic landscape of online gaming. He lives and works in Gatineau.