WORK IN PROGRESS

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For ten years,
I have been working on creating a work-archive on the beluga whale, for this tenth year, I am making a transition to living art.




LA CONQUÊTE DU BÉLUGA
(THE BELUGA CONQUEST)
IS BACK ON THE WHARVES


Produced by Théâtre À tour de rôle
 coproduction FTA - Festival TransAmériques





Early in the morning or at sunset you will hear five parliamentarians in a different way. They discuss fishing rights, the economy and the preservation of marine species. These voices blend with the haunting sounds of marine mammals, at the heart of the debate. Created for the Carleton-sur-Mer wharf in the Baie-des-Chaleurs by the Théâtre À tour de rôle, this theatrical reading by Gaspé performers moves to Montreal to face the river. A grandiose geopolitical and poetic epic on the very spot where two rorquals were seen in the metropolis (one hundred years apart). 









ALSO AT FTA :

DANS LE VENTRE DE LA BALEINE










A small individual sensory listening station offers a 5-minute experience in the heart of a beluga whale nursery with sound and tactile immersion devices. Since 2012, I have been working on deploying my Beluga Archives in multiple forms. At the crossroads of fiction, documentary, ethology and politics, my project responds to the need to be in a position to listen to what the beluga whales have to transmit.


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When:
MAY 27,28 & 29
JUNE 3,4 & 5
2-6 PM


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Where:
FTA GQ
175, avenue du Président-Kennedy (Cœur des sciences)





FEU DE FORÊT (FOREST FIRE)

CLOSING SHOW FOR OFFTA             




Sharing a passion for cetaceans, Safia Nolin (orca) and Maryse Goudreau (beluga) created, during a residency at the BleuBleu Festival in the summer of 2021, a DIY ode to the living. Taking the form of a series of musical tableaux, Feu de forêt draws on the naïve aesthetics of 6th grade shows and church hall parties to re-sacralize nature. OFFTA invites you to a church basement for a performance and closing celebration with a marine aroma.