To close out Mathieu Jacques's year-long residency, Public Consultation on articule's Future, articule has the pleasure of presenting a discussion between artist Mathieu Jacques (Montreal) and independant writer and researcher Catherine Melançon (Montreal).
The discussion will take place in French, with whispered translation to English available.
Free entrance and warm ambiance. articule's gallery is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately not its bathroom.
Mathieu Jacques is interested in the blurred boundaries that separate the individual from the group, and the way in which they are maintained through performative identity; he searches these boundaries for a space of freedom and possible emancipation. The repetitive gestures of printmaking and video offer him the opportunity to contemplate this ambiguity. Mathieu Jacques has exhibited and given performances at Arprim, Atelier Graff, articule, the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Francofolies, the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, and the Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, as well as at the Vaste et Vague artist-run centre, Carleton-sur-Mer. He has also carried out an artist’s residency at Centre CLARK and at atelier Circulaire. Jacques is also recognized for his performances with the Montréal-based Organ Mood collective at Centre Phi; the Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art; the Métropolis; Club Soda; Écart, Rouyn-Noranda; Sporobole, Sherbrooke; Centro de Cultura Digital, Estrela de Luz, Mexico, and at festivals including Je-st, Mutek, and Montréal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
An independent writer and researcher, Catherine Melançon has been working in arts and museology for the past ten years. Holder of a master’s degree in Art History, her research focuses on the exhibition of contemporary art and on the institutionalization of political and socially engaged practices. Catherine has worked within various cultural organizations such as the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Arts, Science, and Technology, and the Festival TransAmériques. She is currently Assistant Director at Atelier Graff.