La ville divergente
outdoor screeningSeptember 5, 2020
After the workshop The Divergent City involving the artist Jean-François Prost, the RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec) invited the public to an outdoor screening of the contexts visited and studied by the participating artists.
There were presented the reflections of the artists following their exploration in the city seen through different spatial, political and social theories and practices. How can we define the city of the present and the future? What are the challenges in the new heterogeneous and uniform global city of today and tomorrow? As soon as night fell, a projection of their observations and routes was presented.
Participating artists: Cassandre Chatonnier, Eliza Olkinitskaya, Ivanie Aubin Malo, Olivier Philippe, Kevin Pinvidic, Josette Lepine, Laurence Beaudoin Morin and guest Étienne Issa.
September 5, 2020 6 p.m. Screening at 7 p.m. at the vacant lot located in the Marconi-Alexandra sector (6919, rue Marconi) of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough in Montreal.
Jean-François Prost is an artist who has studied architecture at Carleton University (Ottawa) and in Environmental Design at UQAM (Montréal); his keen interest in new urban research territories on the fringe of areas rarely explored by artistic intervention and aménagement – neglected, undetermined spaces, and those overcontrolled, sterile, with no apparent specificity – has brought him to rethink and question the city, architecture and urban material in a non-disciplinary way, with new approaches and practices sprung from the visual arts. Combining installation work and urban intervention, his research explores our ties to space and to others. He is preoccupied with the city of today, be it generic, historical or shrinking...