VENTS APPARENTS Walk and discussion


Walk and discussion

03.03 — 03.03 / 2012


© Patrick Beaulieu, Ventury - girouette, 2010.

Sporobole invites you, as part of the exhibition Geopolitics of Infinity, to participate in Vents apparents, a walk and a discussion about the Ventury project with the artist Patrick Beaulieu and the author Daniel Canty. They suggest that we follow the signs of the wind during an exploratory walk in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke. The activity will begin with an introduction to the exhibition by curator Véronique Leblanc, and will be followed by a forty-minute exploratory walk (of varying length depending on the temperature).

Ventury is a 25-day transboundary odyssey guided by the winds of America, starting from Chicago. Interested in the influence of wind on human beings, nature, urban planning and geography, Patrick Beaulieu pursued the air currents aboard the Blue Rider, a “pick-up” equipped with wind observation tools – weather vane, meteorological flag and windvane. He was accompanied by three co-pilot authors who took over during the crossing: landscape architect Alexis Pernet and writers Daniel Canty and Dauphin Vincent. Together, these “wind researchers” have carried out a kind of land navigation by trying, as best they could, to combine the continent’s road configuration with the fluidity of air currents. /

Ventury is the second part of a trilogy produced in collaboration with Daniel Canty. For Vecteur monarque (2007), the idea was to follow, in an obsolete postal truck, the migratory cloud of monarch butterflies on its annual trip from Quebec to Mexico / The third part of the trilogy, entitled Vegas (2012), will be a poetic and intuitive journey in search of fortune.
Following the walk, exchanges around cross-border odysseys will continue at Sporobole.

Hot drinks will be served.
Bring your thermos!
74 Albert Street (downtown Sherbrooke)

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Patrick Beaulieu is a multidisciplinary artist. He makes journeys through which he reveals, through installations, videos and interventions in situ / in socius, the least evanescent marks of an experience: a crossing, a test of oneself. His work has been presented in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, Korea, Singapore, the United States and the United States.

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Daniel Canty is a writer and director. He creates books, films and narrative environments and interfaces. He has just published a novel, Wigrum (La Peuplade, 2011), and in early 2012 signed the Operator libretto, an electroluminescent automaton designed by Mikko Hynninen and presented at Lux Helsinki. His latest film, Longuay, crosses the eyes of an old abbey with those of a digital tablet./


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