Le lutteur à l'eau de rose

September 24, 2014


It was in 1964 that the late Fernand Gignac (1934-2006) became Mr. Radio-Television and he took advantage of this momentum to perform solo at the Place des Arts (TF-347 concert). However, it is from the height of his 9 years that he sings for the first time alone in public; on a wrestling ring! 70 and 50 years after these two moments of glory, you are invited to offer a tribute, without irony and in all modesty, to one who has conquered the heart of thousands of Quebecers. This iconic character, master of ceremonies and charming singer, radio host and TV man, has struggled all his life as a proud representative of a culture often too sub-rated. He will not leave anyone indifferent. It is on Place des Arts esplanade that you will be able to sing its biggest successes, for the happiness... or the misfortune of all.

A sound recording will be broadcasted on the DARE-DARE radio project in November. BRING YOUR PLASTIC ROSES TO MAKE THIS MOMENT MORE UNFORGETTABLE.

The artist would like to thank the CALQ, the Montreal History Center, Place des Arts and Mr. Benoit Gignac for the in-person interview and for his father's biography.



Guillaume Boudrias-Plouffe holds a BA in Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montreal) and a MA in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. Since 2008, he has presented performances and solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions in Canada and France. In 2013, his work was the subject of a monograph published by BRAVO (Ottawa) and he received the Joseph-S-Stauffer Prize in Visual Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2014, he participated in the documentary series Les Contemporains, broadcast on ARTV and organized by L'Arsenal, and his work will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal.

Past Projects

September 4, 2014
BLOGUEURS EN CAPTIVITÉ Folie/Culture joins the Montreal-based multidisciplinary art centre DARE-DARE to present the intervention Bloggers in Captivity !
August 13, 2014
MAUDE S. PILON INSTRUCTION DERNIÈRE Invite people to the launch of the publication « les instructions inhospitalières » following the non-propitiousness of a project due to the disharmony of two networks.
August 6, 2014
Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle Entitled I Love You the Way You Hate, this project reinterprets the slogan “I love myself the way I am”. Well-used in marketing campaigns targeting women to sell products and ideologies related to well-being, that sentence often brushes off the question “Who do I love?”.
June 4, 2014
Geneviève Amyot Fear, especially its confrontation, is at the heart of Geneviève Amyot’s work and most of all in "Nous sommes beaucoup qui avons peur", published posthumous in 20031 by Éditions du Noroît. In this text, the author reveals the valves of the fear – of her personal fears and our common fears – inviting us to a meeting with ourselves, without the possibility of escape, to confront the repressed fear that contains us all.
May 31, 2014
DARE-DARE PASSEPORT + FESTIVITIES PASSEPORT DARE-DARE is an annual artistic fundraising activity that encourages collaboration between businesses, cultural centers and the visual art community.
May 19, 2014
Sonia Pelletier - Research residency As part of its Field 2_Critical Space research residency project, DARE-DARE is please to welcome Edith Brunette.