CLAIRE MOEDERSeptember 13, 2017 - December 5, 2017
::: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION :::
Claire Moeder is interested in potential traces or missing projects that once had an existence on the territory of the Southwest district.
She collects information to draw up an inventory of existing but now invisible works, as well as fictional works on which she will write each day by following their trail on the places they may have lived.
You have already made a work in the South-West? You can share your information via the document: https://goo.gl/forms/ptQturf1CDAGSWbu1
Thank you in advance!
As part of DARE-DARE's public writing residency, Claire Moeder creates a fictitious inventory of existing and unexisting works that inhabit the Southwest borough. Through a - non-resident - wandering writing, she creates a moving and temporary cartography made of texts and places. Close to the in situ and mobile nature of DARE-DARE, the writing has no wall and unfolds in a daily walk.
Daily, ambulatory and lively, her quest for works continues an impossible history of places with the goal of activating their fictional potential. Interweaving imagination and collective memory, Claire Moeder composes the stories of 24 inventoried artworks, indices of a sliding heritage and an underground history, all revisited through creative writing. It mixes concrete presence and fictional reinterpretations of the works, determined by the traces left on the sites or their absence.
Exposed to the scope of the present while waiting for a weekly reappearance, these ghost-works invite us to reconcile the notions of traces - written, material, documentary - and invisibility in art to offer them a temporary and subjective history, as much in words as in the public space.
Residence in DARE-DARE from March 14 to 27 and from September 25 to October 8, 2017.
A short version of the inventory is displayed in the DARE-DARE illuminated sign every week, during the period from March 29 to June 20, 2017 and from September 13 to December 5, 2017.
Claire Moeder is an author, curator and writer for artists. She regularly publishes in the magazines Ciel variable and esse art + opinions and has collaborated as a columnist for ratsdeville and CIBL radio. She has contributed to publications devoted to photography, including Le mois de la photo in Montreal (2009) and Christian Marclay: SNAP! (2010). Having taken part in residencies for commissioners in the United States (International Studio & Curatorial Program, 2013) and Quebec (East-North-East, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and La Chambre Blanche, 2015), she recently designed individual exhibitions (Sayeh Sarfaraz at the Maison des Arts in Laval and The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, 2014, Jacinthe Lessard-L. at the Maison des Arts in Laval, 2016) and collective (Far from the eyes, Optica, 2016) . His research on current uses of the image is guided by a careful search for the forms of the invisible, where the contemplation of what escapes the gaze allows him to reinvent a moving relationship to the world.