Co-created with Edith Brunette, Marine Gourit, François Lemieux et Pablo Rodriguez
Performance and public discussion
Flottille/Flotilla (Charlottetown, PEI), Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (Saint-Jérôme, QC)

“Imagine… A bay window, a view of the coast, the smell of warm brioche, colourful wildlife in a changing neighborhood at the crossroads of creation and the unexpected, two steps from downtown, increased value, modern design, a tropical plant, a blurry couple against a 3D modelling backdrop, and you.”

If the opportunity for artists to appropriate spaces is, for us, an opportunity for emancipation, appropriating the artists is also, for the market and for the cities, an opportunity for urban development. The relationship between artists and the territories they pass through and occupy is woven with contradictions: the development of our communities is sometimes at the expense of the local populations by promoting the gentrification of entire sectors, and our desires for inclusion are faced with the indifference or hostility of the communities that live alongside us. We are alternately desired and expelled; a force of development and of displacement; dispossessed and instruments of dispossession.

Presented during the events Flottille/Flotilla (Charlottetown, PEI) and on ne répond pas à la question – contre toute attente, on procède (Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, QC).

An audio recording made for the
Foreshore project (Vancouver).