Saint-Lambert (Québec), Canada, 1958-2015
Jean-François Cantin was recognized for his innovative work in the field of video installation and performance. In later years, light became a central component of his aesthetic concerns. Cantin undertook a years-long focus on light projections using optical apparatuses that were often playful, poetic, and erotic. His overall work, which today includes several public art installations, is characterized by an exploration of the image, its mechanisms of construction and perception, and by the notion of time.