Le paysage miraculeux


Amélie Laurence Fortin

Le paysage miraculeux

11.09 — 19.10 / 2014

Vernissage 11 September 2014 – 5 p.m.

The installation Le paysage miraculeux is the fourth act in the project Le roc étincelant, which explores the power relationship between human beings and nature in extreme survival and adventure situations. Physical performance, facing death to find meaning in life, the Romanticism of epic adventures and contact with the wilderness create an entire culture of legends and mysteries around adventurers and their exploits which sometimes borders on the magical. With Le paysage miraculeuxAmélie-Laurence Fortin, influenced by her own adventures at sea and in the mountains, by the exploits of her contemporaries, by the ancestral and scientific study of plants, by architects and theorists of mobile habitation and by stories from bygone times of the terror and incomprehension of nature, offers up a journey in a landscape that is at once sublime and terrifying. 

Link to the videos of the round table titled Les nouveaux territoires de l’explorateur

Photographer: Tanya St-Pierre

/// Amélie Laurence Fortin /// Description of the exhibit Le paysage miraculeux (in French) from Sporobole on Vimeo.


The recipient of a master’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval (2011), Amélie- Laurence Fortin works primarily in drawing, installation and performance. Since 2005, she has presented her work in Quebec, France, Italy, Poland and Brazil. Her work has also been included in several group exhibitions, including the Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec (2010), Monkey Business at the Sophie Sheidecker gallery in Paris, France (2013) and Interakcje at MOCAK, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland (2013). Active in the arts community, she has curated various projects, including the Performances polonaisesfestival, an exchange between Quebec and Poland (2013). She lives and works in Montreal and Warsaw.

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