Sophie Jodoin
il faut qu’elle sache

Dominic Hardy
Arprim, Centre d’essai en art imprimé, Montréal, March 17 — April 22, 2017
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Sophie Jodoin il faut qu’elle sache, detail, 2017.
Photo : © Éliane Excoffier, courtesy of the artist
Arprim, Centre d’essai en art imprimé, Montréal, March 17 — April 22, 2017

It would be insufficient to describe il faut qu’elle sache as a bookwork. On a long tabletop surface covered in paper, Sophie Jodoin presents eighty-four pages that she has carefully removed from a long-discarded French-language illustrated medical textbook. She has sanded the printed matter of the book, working away at the ink until all that remains of the text are excised phrases, placed at fleeting coordinates in each page’s surface area.

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