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DOUGLAS SCHOLES

Wanderer: (re)Marking

June 10, 2017 - June 23, 2017

::: Special project :::

Exhibition at DARE-DARE: June 10 to 23, 2017

Outdoor video projection followed by a discussion with the artist and the curator (Véronique Leblanc): June 15, 2017, 9 PM (The event will be postponed to the next day in case of rain.) 

At the HALTE - Pavilion of reference and reflection on art in the public space, DARE-DARE

** Bring your folding chair or blanket **


Wanderer: (re)Marking approaches the Lachine Canal as an entity, seen through the eyes and actions the Wanderer, a character created by the artist Douglas Scholes.

As this character, Scholes performs a series of walks and interventions within the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, in response to the environment, the history, and to the current and imagined realities of the canal. The Wanderer walks, performs maintenance activities, and draws attention to certain objects on the site, including bollards, vestiges, train tracks, and construction sites, inviting us to observe the changes that take place over time. Scholes’s actions, performed over four seasons, were recorded in order to produce videos, in collaboration with Les Best Boys, and a series of photographs that reveal a narrative about the Wanderer’s presence along the Canal. Beeswax sculptures of bollards and buoys installed as ephemeral markers on the site refer to notions of habitat, community and labour, establishing a relationship between nature and culture in a landscape marked by history of working class and industrial heritage.

In order to further reveal the layers and voices of the Canal, Scholes invited a number of contributors: composers Atobop, writer Daniel Canty, sound artist Christian Carrière, and visual artist Felicity Tayler who have created, respectively, a musical piece, a book, a soundscape, and an alternative tourist map of the canal.

landmarks2017.ca
Web site of the artist
 

Douglas Scholes, Wanderer: (re)Marking, 2016-17. Photo © : Paul Litherland. 

Wanderer: (re)Marking Projection Night   Photo © : Alexis Bellavance


Past Projects


June 6, 2017
GUILLAUME LA BRIE The starting point of the artwork is to locate urban furniture elements that are damaged in order to perform «repairs» on them. This operation initiates an artistic gesture where the repairing partly dictates the choice of shapes, scales and materials. The objective is to position my sculptures as prostheses replacing the missing or broken parts of selected objects.
May 27, 2017
Launch of the 2017-2018 programming Lancement + inauguration, Saturday, Mai 27, 2017 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Music by Dj 50 PIA$$E$ (aka Érick d'Orion). Hot-dogs and surprises!
May 23, 2017
MARION LESSARD From one word and its definition, Marion Lessard forms the poetical anagram of another word and its definition, which then take the place of the official ones, and so on, indefinitely, in a long chain of subversion. The aim is both poetic and playful: to insert within the Reference some Irreverence, to agitate the means of meaning. At the end of this extensive project, a whole new dictionary will materialize, which will yet be the same (understood as the sum of its letters).
May 22, 2017
VOX-POP "Survival Kit" and finissage From May 22 to 29, 2017, call and leave me a message on my voice mail at 438-763-0112. Tell me about your survival kit. What is it designed for? Is it material or immaterial, made up of objects or ideas? What type of survival does this kit respond to? Also, finissage on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, starting at 6 pm at DARE-DARE.
May 14, 2017
Watching the Apple Trees Blossom (le début est la fin d’un cycle continu) And what about bringing this quest into an art context? The opportunity to embark on this slippery, if not contradictory task (that of Doing Nothing) within the frame of DARE-DARE’s mandate became an instance of prolonged embodied research into the more imperceptible areas of art-making and artistic process. Exploring the invisible, liminal spaces in art has been a long-standing preoccupation of mine, and The Sanctimonious Sect of Nothing Is Sacred became an invaluable container, and occasion, within which to delve even more deeply into this burgeoning area of performative practice.
April 26, 2017
TALKING ABOUT NOTHING WITH... Sylvie Tourangeau “What are the ways in which free time infiltrates our body? Free time: a notion… a sensation… a parallel universe… a practice… an SOS…”. Revisiting her residency project titled Temps libre, carried out two years ago at 3e impérial artist-run centre in Granby, QC, Sylvie is proposing a collective moment of free time at DARE-DARE.