Going to, Making Do, Passing Just the Same
Edited by Edith Brunette & François Lemieux
With texts by Marisa Berry Méndez, Suzanne Beth, Erik Bordeleau, Edith Brunette & François Lemieux, Dalie Giroux & Amélie-Anne Mailhot, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, and Diane Roberts.
Published by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
To counter the threat of the catastrophe depleting our political imaginary, we can take hold of it to reinvent how we live. But where—by what—does one begin grasping a deliquescent world? The artists Edith Brunette and François Lemieux propose directing our attention to what’s below our feet and between our fingers, one step and one handful of earth at a time to ask the question: how do we inhabit a world made inhospitable? The authors Marisa Berry Méndez, Suzanne Beth, Erik Bordeleau, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, Diane Roberts, Dalie Giroux and Amélie-Anne Mailhot explore with them the notion of inhabiting those fragile territories by way of asbestos tailings, objects rescued from the trash, the administrative tangles of migrants entering “Canadian” territory, the shorelines of a broken memory, the future captured by financial entries, and the ruins of a hospital.To order the publication
This book is part of the collaborative project Going To, Making Do, Passing Just the Same by the artists Edith Brunette and François Lemieux, presented at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery in 2021. It also included an exhibition, a choreography, a round table on environmental racism and population displacements.