je ne raconte pas d’histoires //Julie Faubert


Julie Faubert

je ne raconte pas d’histoires

29.05 — 06.07 / 2014

Julie Faubert 2014

Vernissage 29 May 2014 – 17h

je ne raconte pas d’histoires
Sound Situations 

What is in this space should not be presented, nor introduced, nor portended.

In this space, je ne raconte pas d’histoires(I don’t tell stories); I create a ‘story of space’ that forces us to constantly adjust our perceptions, our doubts, our fantasies; I create a porous line on the border between what is and what could be.

The stories told bring us out of the spaces into which we enter. They take us elsewhere after we have already come here.

It is not at all a question of leaving a space but rather of entering into it, of
entering it fully. It is a question of seeing more, hearing more, perceiving more.
Of being on the look-out.
(We might ask ourselves what this more is, of course.
This is something I still ask myself.)

For it seems to me that we must urgently disturb our peaceful relation with space
(and with the world).
To instil a certain vigilance.
To upset a little our confidence in what we see, what we know, what we hear, what we perceive”.


Perhaps I could add that I like the state of presence engendered by listening and that it is out of this precise state that it then becomes possible to say something else.

/// Julie Faubert /// Presentation d’artiste (1 de 3) from Sporobole on Vimeo.

/// Julie Faubert /// Presentation d’artiste (2 de 3) from Sporobole on Vimeo.

/// Julie Faubert /// Presentation d’artiste (3 de 3) from Sporobole on Vimeo.



Julie Faubert explores the space that the body occupies/unoccupies in the West and examines this basic duality in our perceptions, spaces and words. She is greatly inclined towards mixing up: ideas, time, bodies, gestures, places. She likes—for the moment—to say that she creates situations (public, critical, aural, etc.), meaning contexts in which a place, ideas, sounds, images and gestures put an experience into doubt. Tirelessly critical of the numerous ways in which the endemic conformism of our society is engendered, sustained and extended, she hopes to be on the side of things to come.

Since 2011, she has created numerous installations and interventions into and out of which writing and spatial practices, the collection of objects and relational practices, and listening contexts and urban wanderings enter and exit. Like many others, she has exhibited her work in Quebec, the rest of Canada and Europe. She is currently completing a doctoral degree (“Public Space and Urban Renewal: Art and Society”, Universitat de Barcelona/Urban Planning, Université de Montréal) which addresses more specifically urban aural paths and the aesthetic, ethical and political issues tied up with the presence of the body in public space. She teaches at the École des arts visuels at Université Laval.

The artist extends very warm thanks to David St-Onge, Étienne Roussy, Johanne Côté, Kévin Lombarte-Loncle, Hélène Martin, Delphine Hébert-Marcoux, Claire Marcil, Maroussia Faubert-Bravo, Alain Chénier, Hinda Essadiqi, Maurice Marques, Catherine L’Hérault and Aude Maltais-Landry. She also thanks the team at Avatar and all those who will help with the project in the future.

Photography: Tanya St-Pierre