Presented at Mois Multi 2017 in collaboration with Avatar
February 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. at salle Multi | As part of the Cabaret domestique - Mois Multi 2017 | Free admission
In a kitchen reconstituted in video projections, a woman makes a traditional meatball stew recipe with all its particularities. Une succession is a performance that pays tribute to the artist’s mother. With a motion capture apparatus, Catherine Bélanger highlights the singularities and inventiveness of this individual trajectory, going back and forth between a moment extracted from time and the present, between the private and the public sphere. As privileged witnesses to these moments filled with memories and tenderness, visitors discover a portion of our individual and collective memory.
About Catherine Bélanger
Catherine Bélanger lives and works in Québec City. Her work mostly takes the form of traditional animation, video, and installation. She is interested in the anthropology of everyday life and in the notion of heritage at the heart of a creative process that presents as an iconography of daily life and domestic rituals, as a common space where all can recognize themselves. She holds a bacherlor’s degree in visual arts and an interdisciplinary master’s degree in art that she completed in 2012 at the Université Laval. In 2012, she presented a solo exhibition at the Galerie le 36 in Québec City. A premise to new researches, it was followed in 2013 by Recueil de gestes pour nourrir, a project in collaboration with the Musées de la civilisation in Québec City. This project about food immaterial heritage was presented in different variations in Québec City in 2013 and 2016, as well as in Bangkok (Thaïland) in 2015. Since 1997, the artist has also taken part in various solo and collective events, especially in Québec City, in Beauce, in Percé, and in Rimouski.
Photo (ci-haut): Félix Fradet Faguy