Guillaume Brisson-Darveau

Ainsi passe la gloire de ce monde

Final party – Artistic stroll, September 9th, 2021

From July 5th to September 20th, 2021

L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes, invited residents of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, its members, and the artistic community to a festive and friendly stroll with our artist-in-residency, Guillaume Brisson-Darveau. On Thursday, September 9, at 5 pm, head to the vacant lot located on Sainte-Catherine East, between d’Orléans and Jeanne-d’Arc Street to begin the Final Party of his project titled Ainsi passe la gloire de ce monde, currently exhibited in our Vitrine.

This stroll where skulls was invaded Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for the last time will pay tribute to those who disappeared last July. Guillaume Brisson-Darveau will do a brief review of his residency project, then the group will head to the Maisonneuve market. A stop was planned at the Hoche Glacé ice cream shop, then participants continued walking along Ontario Street to Place Valois before going back to the artist-run centre.

“I performed an intervention in early July on the vacant lot near L’imprimerie; a private property, which contaminated according to the residents of the neighbourhood. I placed 5 monumental skulls entirely made of recovered cardboard. I expected to have an archeological approach and come everyday for several days to document the deterioration of my sculptures, collect fragments and possibly the remains at the end of the cycle. But things didn’t go as expected; the next day, a garbage truck came by order of the police and loaded the skulls. Since the disappearance of my skulls, I compulsively create new ones in miniature and portable format, like helmets.”

Guillaume Brisson-Darveau is a Canadian artist living in Montreal. His work has been shown in Canada and abroad, including the exhibition Dobles de proximidad at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Universidad de Chile (Chili, 2018), as part of Art Souterrain (Canada, 2017) and the NEoN Digital Arts Festival (UK, 2016). He has done numerous residencies, including at cheLA (Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano) (Argentina, 2019), l’Atelier Mondial (Switzerland, 2018) and at Est-Nord-Est (Canada, 2016). Over the past years, he has developed a sculptural practice with a performative and in situ aspect. He explores the poetic and sometimes ludicrous potential of the sculptural object, through its fragility, versatility, and monumentality.

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credit photo: David, Caroline et Genevieve

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