3e impérial launched its newest publication, L’envers de l’endroit (the underside of site) last night and what a beautiful catalogue they made. Covering projects from 2008 to 2013 programmed through their artist-run centre in Granby QC, this publication focuses on “artworks that infiltrate the real.” A must have for anyone interested in infiltrating/furtive/intervention/relational practices in the visual arts. Here is a little preview of my project, as written about by Denis Lessard:
November 11, 2015
3e impérial centre d’essai en art actuel will finally be launching its long-awaited catalogue, L’envers de l’endroit. The underside of site.
This catalogue explores infiltrating art practices as carried out through thirteen projects and chronicled by six authors, in the town of Granby, Quebec. My project FatherWork-MonTravail is among the projects discussed in this publication.
The ensemble of infiltration-based artworks includes:
Emma Waltraud Howes, Karen Elaine Spencer, Émilie Rondeau, Stéphane Gilot, Patrick Bérubé, Véronique Malo, Ani Deschênes, Douglas Scholes, Victoria Stanton, Magali Babin, Raphaëlle de Groot, Sylvaine Chassay, Christian Leduc & Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf.
With essays by:
Dominic Marcil, Ronald Richard, Guy Sioui Durand, Jérôme Delgado, Denis Lessard, Véronique Leblanc, Martin Dufrasne.
Launch in Granby
Jeudi 5 novembre 2015 – 18 h à 20 h
Lieu : 3e impérial, centre d’essai en art actuel, 164, rue Cowie, suite 310, Granby (Québec)
Avec la collaboration de Réseautage art et culture Montérégie.
Launch in Montréal
Mercredi 11 novembre 2015 – 16 h 30 à 19 h
Lieu : Librairie Formats, 2 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, espace 302, Montréal.
Avec la collaboration de la Librairie Formats.
Edited by Danyèle Alain
with collaboration of Patrick Beaulieu
Graphic Design by Pata Macedo
Texts in English and French
352 pages, colour reproductions, 2015
From 2010 – 2012, I had the pleasure of being in residence at the 3e impérial, centre d’essaie en art actuel in Granby (to produce the project FatherWork-MonTravail). A centre that welcomes several artists a year for months-long programs of infiltrating practices in the town of Granby, the current artist in residence is Catherine Bodmer. How delighted I was that she found a little souvenir I had left behind, one of a series of photos I took while in the apartment where guest artists (and writers) stay while there. The apartment, while ‘neutral’ in its appearance and function, is nonetheless filled with the memories and inspirations of previous residents. This little side-project of documenting my time there was my attempt to capture these memories and transmit an invisible sense of continuity to the future artists who would pass through… You can read about it from Catherine’s perspective on her blog.