A caption of the ambiguous and polymorphous nature of memory

Documentaire en dérive, the latest exhibition by Lebanese-Montreal visual artist Nayla Dabaji.

The exhibition Documentaire en dérive by Lebanese-Montreal visual artist Nayla Dabaji will be presented in the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) gallery from March 16 to April 16, 2022.

Artist Nayla Dabaji is driven by an interest in migration, temporality and the way mobility and lack of information can destabilize our daily lives and alter our perception of the world. Documentaire en dérive is an examination of the creative process behind her video Boomerang. A work that can be interpreted on a number of levels, it captures the ambiguous and polymorphous nature of memory, taking as its point of departure the phenomenon of being out of sync – a lag caused as much by the delay of electronic transmission as by reminiscence of the past. Fascinated by the traces of ourselves we leave behind, the Lebanese-Montreal artist explores these experiential fragments through photography, art installation, video, and text, juxtaposing different histories, geographies and narrative structures.


Documentaire en dérive
Nayla Dabaji

16 MAR – 16 APR
Tuesday to Saturday
12 PM to 6 PM

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal

Free Entry
514 982-3386