Catherine Plaisance

The practice of Catherine Plaisance is characterized by an investigation primarily centred on the aesthetic of catastrophe. Her recent work employs miniature modeling to create scenes in which the landscape has been perturbed by an event that has disrupted the normal state.

As part of the Désordre series, this photo was created from a landscape built according to a scale of 1:87. It depicts a house in a wooded area, beside a river of black water filled with floating debris on its surface. This landscape raises questions as to its future, as to what could have happened and what might happen next.


Catherine Plaisance holds a Masters in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM, which was funded by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture. She lives and works in Montreal and is represented by the p|m Gallery in New York.

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Factsheet of the work

  • Ink jet print, edition of 3, 67 x 100 cm, 2014