Galerie Simon Blais is pleased to present the work of Janie Julien-Fort, recipient of the 2012 Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists. Le spectre des lucioles brings together a constellation of some fifteen photographs of different formats. In an age dominated by “perfect,” reworked digital images, the work of Janie Julien-Fort may seem like an anachronism. Fascinated by photosensitive media, she reappropriates obsolete techniques like Polaroid transfer, pinhole photography and the photogram, making use of all the possible “accidents” analogue photographic processes allow. The traces left behind on the surface of the film or paper not only reveal the very nature of the medium, but also reflect the degeneration of the body, the obliteration of our memories and, even more simply, the passage of time.