Le Chantier, a research project on print and photographic practices: publication launch
May 18, 2022, 5pm at L’imprimerie
L’imprimerie is pleased to invite you to the launch of the publication nous nous emmêlerons on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at a festive happy hour! This work is the result of the first Chantier, a research project on the printed and photographic image (2018) gathering artists Gwenaël Bélanger, Mathilde Forest, Mathieu Grenier, Céline Huyghebaert, Janie Julien-Fort, Camille Lamy, Stéphanie Nuckle, Eliza Olkinitskaya, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif and artists-curators Caroline Boileau and Stéphane Gilot.
At the end of this collective residency, Céline Huyghebaert and Camille Lamy invited everyone to extend the experience in a book. Common themes had emerged in the studio: disappearance, erasure, negatives, invisibility… The book was built around these ideas, without limiting the theme to a single word. Through the pages, artists offer different images of appearance and disappearance: traces of absence, alterations, broken screens… Special attention is given to the form of the book, to evoke ideas of dissolution: of colors, of the sequence of pages, of images replaced by their textual description; but also blurring names, captions and a certain hierarchy we wrongly believe is needed in order to work collectively.
The publication was directed by Camille Lamy and Céline Huyghebaert. It is composed of images made by the artists, accompanied by texts written by Caroline Boileau, Stéphane Gilot, Camille Lamy and Céline Huyghebaert. It is printed in 150 copies in riso on white, gray and black paper. A print by one of the artists is inserted in each copy of the book.
The publication is available for sale at $45, quantities are limited. Get your copy now!
To learn more about the research-creation process in the studio, watch the video produced for Volume 3 Mtl art book fair, an annual Montreal celebration of art and artist book publishing organized by ARCMTL in October 2020.
Watch the video
From left to right: Artistic directors, Camille Lamy and Céline Hughebaert during the assembly of the publication
Photos credits: Dominique Moisan, Camille Lamy and Céline Huyghebaert
L’imprimerie thanks the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its support.