Inventer WEB

January 11 to February 3, 2019

Excellent chronicle on the exhibition, broadcast on 2019-01-18 on Radio-Canada Première at C’est encore mieux l’après-midi. Thanks to Anne-Josée Cameron. Listen here, from 17h10.

Excellent chronicle on the exhibition. Thank you to the team of L’Aérospatial, Claire Dumoulin and the artist! Listen to the podcast here, from 31:17 to 40:10.

Excellent reportage on the exhibition, broadcast on 2019-01-13 at Téléjournal Québec on Radio-Canada. To listen from 15:54 to 18:20.

Québec City, January 3, 2019 – Materia starts off the year with Inventer le pays, a poetic journey by Montreal artist Christine Comeau on mobility, exile, constraint, and the physical and mental frontier that travelling creates. The opening and performance with the artist in attendance will be on Friday, January 11, 2019, as of 5 p.m.

The exhibition Inventer le pays features a series of small domes inside which are found excerpts of poems written by the artist along her travels. Domes become places of contemplation for the visitors invited to slip into moccasins and lay on their back to read the poems. Once the visitors are lying in the tents, their feet in the moccasins are visible from the outside and become a part of the installation.

With this exhibition, Materia pursues its mission by featuring an artist whose practice falls within contextual art, performed installation, clothing sculpture, and living poetry.

About Christine Comeau
An artist and poet, Christine Comeau has exhibited her work in many individual and collective exhibitions in Canada, in the United States, in Germany, in Sweden and in Brazil. She is from the cohort of La virée de la culture de la Côte-Nord, en 2017, directed by artist-run centre Panache art actuel with the nomadic project Rituels. She has also taken part in several creation residencies including the one at artist-run centre Vaste et Vague, in Carleton-Sur-Mer, in 2014. She holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in art from the Université Laval. She lives and works in Montreal.

Materia is an artist-run centre and an exhibition space whose mission is to disseminate and promote research and creation in the field of contemporary fine crafts, on a local, regional, and national scale.