Location: Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre
Sabourin’s most recent work investigates tensions between the wild and the civilized. The tableau vivant Warmblood explores the very intimate relationship between people and the highly symbolic motif of the horse: at once noble, fierce, devoted and emblematic of the power dynamic we maintain with the world. While the title, Warmblood refers to the eponymous horse breed; the piece points to the Western obsession with wilderness and its captivating and seducing power. Using elements from tale and psychoanalysis, this new body of work viscerally explores inner animalism and the idea of control.