Avatar’s Haïkus

Alexandre Berthier


For its 30th anniversary and the launch of Méduse’s collection, Avatar launches Avatar’s Haikus, created by Alexandre Berthier in collaboration with the Circuit Beaumont movie theatre.

A haiku (俳句) is an extremely short poem that describes and celebrates the transience of things.

The idea of the haiku video comes from a desire to produce profiles of artists, in which they explain their techniques and aesthetic choices in a specific project. Based on a phrase from its conceptualization (the haiku), the artist is invited to describe in simple and condensed wording an example of how they found a solution to a technical challenge and how that influenced their aesthetic approach to the specific project.
Participating artists: Catherine Bélanger, Philippe Lessard-Drolet, and Miriane Rouillard

Haïku 1/3  – Philippe Lessard-Drolet

Haïku 2/3  – Catherine Bélanger


Haïku 3/3  – Miriane Rouillard

Launch event
Friday, May 19, 2023, 5pm to 7pm
Location: Quebec City, Circuit Beaumont (Méduse)

Alexandre Berthier

Alexandre Berthier’s art practice has evolved in three fields: the visual arts, media arts, and performing arts. In most of his projects, he collaborates with other artists. His multimedia exhibitions and performances have been presented in the UK, France, USA, Peru, Czech Republic, and Quebec, in festivals such as Mois Multi, Bains Numériques, Nouveau Cinéma, Sounds Like, and PHOS. He has produced video and audio works for various organizations and artists, including Théâtre Rude Ingénierie, l’Orchestre d’Hommes Orchestres, Code Universel, Carrefour de théâtre, MNBAQ, Manif d’Art, Festival d’Été, OSQ, Mois Multi, Musée de la Civilisation. He has also been a DJ ever since music cast a spell on him, that is for a very long time.

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