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Dominique Pétrin: Hotline

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Art: Canadian artist Dominique Pétrin creates some seriously trippy interiors

If some people’s minds would manifest themselves as perfectly placid Zen-like spaces (think an up-market provincial spa) I think mine is better represented by Dominique Pétrin. The Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist is interested in “producing altered states of conscience and perception, be it through cognitive or visual illusions, or, for her performances, (through) the use of hypnosis.” The amazing spaces she creates are full of jarring colours, optical illusions and anthropomorphic turds which combine to incredible effect. Even looking at them online you start to feel like you might be hallucinating – is that burger really talking to me? – so I can only imagine how trippy it must be to spend some time there.

Dominique has a serious artistic pedigree and used to play with the band Les Georges Leningrad, which suggests there’s more than one (brightly-coloured) string to her creative bow.

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)

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Dominique Pétrin: #pizzaparty (Photo by Rémi Thériault)