Geopoetics – A project celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation


Join the artists for the vernissage of the three exhibitions (Geopoetics – The Lay of the Land, Geopoetics – Ranges of Motion, Geopoetics: From One Ocean to the Other) that are at the core of the Geopoetics project, and enjoy the day’s activities.

  • 12 to 5 p.m.: Bercer le temps recording session.
    Registration required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1778.
  • 1 to 1:40 p.m.: Public piano on the patio with Roman Zavada
    Pushing his creative boundaries, pianist Roman Zavada found inspiration in the northern lights. With Résonances boréales, he invites audiences on a journey to imaginary worlds. The performance includes both jazz and classical music.
  • 2 p.m.: Performance with Mélissa Simard
    Multidisciplinary artist Mélissa Simard’s work focuses on the body as a vehicle for the transgression of social and spatial boundaries. Her performance piece Tourbière explores the world of the various raw materials that have contributed to the development of our country.
  • 2 to 5 p.m.: Ongoing creative workshop
  • 3 to 3:40 p.m.: Public piano on the patio with Roman Zavada

Unveiling of the public artwork Les ombres claires

André Dubois’s artwork consists of five aluminium elements, inspired by nature and rising like totem poles. The structures are perforated with symbolic shapes representing specific features of Pointe-Claire and Canada in terms of heritage, territory, wildlife and flora. The play of light and shade gives life to the sculpture and determines its name: Les ombres claires (The Clear Shadows).

With artist André Dubois