Thomas Bégin, Exercices de facultés naturelles, 2019. Exhibition view, Guido Molinari Foundation. Photo: Guy L’Heureux.
Thomas Bégin is a multidisciplinary artist as well as a musician. His most recent works are sound installations fashioned from discarded audiovisual components, found musical instruments, and electric gadgetry. His devices, synthesizers of sorts, generate sounds and noises, but also organize them inside dynamic structures arising directly from the physical properties of their constituent materials. Bégin thus explores various sound composition possibilities through a process of plastic and technical assembly specific to sculpture. He has shown his works in Quebec as well as abroad, in venues ranging from the Centre d’art Est-Nord-Est (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, 2013) to the Darling Foundry (Montreal, 2014), the Tsonami Sound Art Festival (Valparaiso, Chile, 2016), the West Den Haag Gallery (The Hague, Netherlands, 2017), Galerie B-312 (Montreal, 2006 and 2017), Factatory (Lyon, France, 2018), and the Festival Sonandes (La Paz, Bolivia, 2018).