Something Material II
This exhibition is the fruits of a residency at Atelier Circulaire. Two corpus, started during this year of research, were presented.
Part II focuses on the architecture of the Alcan Aquarium, built during the 1967 Universal Exhibition in Montreal. The spiral of the roof is used as a diagram of the concentration of wealth, as proposed by David Harvey in his reading of The Capital. The works in embossing and photolithography are the beginning of a broader research on wage labor and the relationship between work and artist. This imagery is based on the event of the Montreal blue-collar strike (1980), during which the aquarium trainers walked out, causing the death of two of the dolphins.
This project was carried out thanks to the François-Xavier Marange Fellowship, awarded in 2019.
📸 : alignements - Marion Paquette