Eugenia Reznik, Écouter le champ des racines © Jean-Michael Seminaro
CONTEMPORARY ART/GEOGRAPHY/PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
19 ARTISTS/9 SCIENTISTS/8 VENUES IN LAVAL
GROUP EXHIBITION + SOME THIRTY FREE ACTIVITIES
A unique event featuring a group exhibition of contemporary art curated by Marie Perrault, the 2022 edition of the Triennale Banlieue !, entitled Interrègnes, will be held July 31 – October 30. It will be bringing together no less than 19 artists or artist duos from Québec, the rest of Canada and France—creators whose approaches echo the place of nature in North American suburbs.
SOMETHING NEW FOR THIS 3RD EDITION! Thanks to the valuable contribution of various specialists brought together by co-curator and geographer Yan Romanesky, the 2022 exhibition and program of activities are enhanced by a scientific component, for the very first time. This third edition, therefore, focuses on the connection between visual arts, geography, biology and urban planning, with the contribution of Anaïs Boutin, biologist; Louis Tremblay, physical geographer; Samuel Descôteaux-Fréchette, urban planner and Antonius Petro, biologist.
Taking place at the Maison des arts de Laval, the Éco-Nature/Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park site, the Centre de la nature, the Centre Laval and the Théâtre du bout de l’île, the Triennale Banlieue ! will therefore be held all over the city. More than 30 free activities in all. Creative workshops, round tables, walks, discussions and performances will be offered by the curators, artists, scientists and the team of the Salle Alfred-Pellan of the Maison des arts de Laval.
OPENING DAY / JULY 31 / MAISON DES ARTS DE LAVAL
1:30 p.m. / Opening round table / General public / Inner courtyard
In the company of curators and artists, the public you are invited to take part in a discussion on the Interrègnes theme and the works that have been inspired by the dynamics that link the human habitat and natural ecosystems by exploring the imaginary, wild, domesticated and transforming spaces of the suburbs.
3 p.m. Inauguration/Salle Alfred-Pellan
Speeches and wine reception
3:30 p.m. Activation of the outdoor works/General public
Écouter le champ des racines (Listening to the field of roots)/Front square
At what point do we put down roots in a territory? We will hear the audio testimonies of Laval residents who shared their stories with Eugenia Reznik, while discovering the symbolism of the potatoes planted around the audio terminals.
Un paradis pour un parc de stationnement (A Paradise for a parking lot) / General public / Micro-Garden at the outer limits of Collège Montmorency parking lot
Accompanied by artist Deborah Margo, we admire an improbable garden created from plants donated and then planted by Laval residents, transforming a hostile space into a small urban oasis. She also invites us to photograph the wilderness that surrounds us.
AUGUST 14/ÉCO-NATURE/RIVIÈRE-DES-MILLE-ÎLES PARK
2 p.m. Sound walk and family cyanotype-making workshop/General public
With artist Ariane Plante, families will set out to discover material and sound specimens at the Éco-Nature site and capture the visual imprint of their finds using cyanotype, an ancient photographic process.
As part of the Triennale, Ariane Plante is carrying out fieldwork in the wetlands of Bois Sainte-Marie Wood in Laval. Using cyanotype, she captures a visual imprint of botanical specimens from this territory. At the same time, a collection of recordings made at various times of the day documents the sound texture. At the indoor exhibition site, the multi-channel visual and sound installation combines this fragmentary material in a two-part work that recreates this fragile ecosystem to provoke new sensory and emotional experiences.
AUGUST 28/CENTRE DE LA NATURE
11 a.m. Family workshop around the works Pulsations from Scenocosme/General public
Pulsationsconsists of a sound installation in the heart of a tree. The public can hear and feel it physically by hugging the trunk or by pressing their ear to it. The whole body of the tree then begins to resonate and transmits a vibratory sound that can be heard and felt in this close proximity. This respiration, similar to a heartbeat, offers a sensitive, organic and soothing experience. The work is thus discreetly integrated into the landscape, linking human and plant life in the environment with emotional intensity.
2 p.m. Walk/Discussion on the theme of the arboriculture/General public
Accompanied by curator Marie Perrault, horticulturist Meagan Hanna, forestry engineer from the city of Laval Daniel Boyer, Canopée conservation and development advisor Carole Garceau and artists Ross Racine and Boris Pintado, we discuss our natural heritage and discover the arboricultural spaces of the Centre de la nature’s large urban park, an example of land redevelopment that offers Laval residents an oasis of greenery and flowers.
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2 p.m. Guided tour and launch of the publication/General public
Curator Marie Perrault and co-curator Yan Romanesky offer a tour of the exhibition, exploring the artists’ approaches to the theme of binomial suburbanity and nature. It’s an opportunity to discover how this theme is translated, in sometimes unusual ways, into the natural, landscaped, fallow or agricultural spaces found in the suburbs, as well as to ask questions and discuss the works and the theme of the Triennale. You will have a chance to discover the publication of this third edition featuring the artists’ works according to the research directions established by the curators and enriched by the scientific committee.
TRIENNALE BANLIEUE ! Interrègnes
3rd EDITION : JULY 31 – OCTOBER 30, 2022
SOPHIE AUBRY, MICHAEL BELMORE, LUDOVIC BONEY, MARIE CÔTÉ, MARIE-SUZANNE DÉSILETS, NICOLAS GRENIER, RICHARD IBGHY & MARILOU LEMMENS, CATHERINE LESCARBEAU, DEBORAH MARGO, LOUISE NOGUCHI, STEVEN ORNER, GRAEME PATTERSON, BORIS PINTADO, ARIANE PLANTE, ROSS RACINE, EUGENIA REZNIK, ANDREAS RUTKAUSKAS, SCENOCOSME (GRÉGORY LASSERRE ET ANAÏS MET DEN ANCXT), LISA SFRISO
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