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Robbin Deyo lives and works in Montreal. A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Concordia University, her work has been shown in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her most notable exhibitions are Still Moving presented at the Ottawa Art Gallery in 2016 and L’art de la joie, Manif d’art 8 – Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Strongly marked by repetition, rhythm and geometry, her practice questions the notion of time. The latter participates in the construction of works that, through successive iterations, reveal an organization, a composition. Like a vortex sucking in or giving rhythm to movement, Robbin Deyo’s work uses the notion of time as an elusive datum that is only expressed through its effects on the material. Her practice oscillates between the use of analogue techniques and new technologies.
Approach and works on display
Robbin Deyo’s work is part of a research and creation process on the notions of time and rhythm. Her immersive murals, like sound systems, infuse a powerful rhythm into the space. With Flow, Robbin Deyo invites us to experience rhythm both visually and physically. Like a musical rhythm, the work is animated by regular repetitions, whose weak or strong accents vary in space. For Flow, Deyo was inspired by a toy from her childhood, the Super Spirograph. According to Robbin Deyo “These undulating lines can also be seen as visualizations of the energies that animate party environments through music and dance. These vibrations rise up through the space and vanish.”