Projet Tarsus

Ézéchiël Nadeau

Installation / Performance

Ézéchiël Nadeau is a recipient of the Prix Avatar 2022, he spends a two-weeks residency at Avatar to develop Projet Tarsus

October 31, 2022


The tarsus is a group of bones near the heel. In September, I learned that they are mobile.

In September 2022, I had been in residency at Avatar for two weeks. I was trying to make a sound work that was both enveloping and direct and that had been in embryonic form in the project LES MAGICIEN·NE·S (æntre-deux). Do you remember it? The idea of the fragility of living and non-living bodies is becoming increasingly important in my work. For my sound work, I assembled all my objects, manipulating them, listening carefully. I excavated a palette of delicate sounds and organized them into the work I’m calling Project Tarsus.

On November 8, my residency will end. This means that the Avatar team and I will present Projet Tarsus and I will perform some gestures before the public that evening. The performance will be about 40 minutes at Avatar’s studio, on the 5th floor of the Méduse Coop, at 650 Côte d’Abraham, Québec City.

I hope to see you there, mom.

Your son,*


I, Ézéchiël Nadeau, am your son.* You raised me in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts, far from you, at Université Laval. I’m becoming an artist who is interested in the connections between objects and gestures in sculpture and performance. Thanks to you and me, I received the Avatar, Tomber dans l’œil, and Inter/Le Lieu prizes for the project LES MAGICIEN·NE·S (æntre-deux) in 2022.

Combined with the end of the residency of Mathieu M. Bouchard | Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. at Avatar’s studio in the Méduse Coop.


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