Event’s name : Communal Attachments: Creating in each other's absence
Place : Espace culture Georges Émile Lapalme - Place des arts (non accessible au public, diffusion de captation sur la page Facebook du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs et de la Place des Arts)
Date : February 8 to 26, 2021
Website : https://www.moishistoiredesnoirs.com/fr/
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Communal Attachments: Creating in the Absence Of Each Other is a residency inviting three artists (Émilie Régnier, Damien Ajavon & Shanna Strauss) to imagine new ways of being in proximity—and of being inspired, transformed, and in kinship with one another. Each artist will be hosted in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme for one week, where they will make their own contribution to an ever-evolving collective artwork, without ever sharing the space physically. This residency, curated by Joséphine Denis and organized in partnership with the Round Table on Black History Month and Place des Arts, revels in the artistic processes of making and undoing. The format of this residency invites us to release our expectations tied to the presentation of a finished piece, in order to foster the deep connections that unfurl within our communities by engaging in cultural production. This residency is grounded in an unwavering commitment to future world-making—anchored in sovereignty and collective determination. As we find ourselves living under the conditions of this pandemic—in repeated lockdowns within inequitable societal structures—Communal Attachments offers artists a platform to build intimate spaces of refuge amidst a growing feeling of unrest.