Until May 5th, 2024.
Since the beginning of the process of transforming its collection, MAC LAU has been presenting an exhibition of its thinking process. At the heart of the new perspectives guiding the future of the Museum's collection, the axes of territory, hospitality, dialogue and aesthetics determine our new acquisition approaches, divided into permanent, semi-permanent, outreach and immaterial collections.
The aim of the present project is to shed light on the process of acquiring a performance (1995) by François Morelli, its archives, and Didier Morelli's reenactment (2023) on September 21 in the Laurentians.
L'homme de Nemiskachi was created by François Morelli in 1995 during Tête des eaux, an expedition organized by the Boréal Art/Nature group. Along with eleven other artists from Quebec, Newfoundland and Iceland, Morelli presented a work reflecting their journey from the Lièvre River to Lake Nemiskachi in the Upper Laurentians.
Almost thirty years later, Didier Morelli, the artist's son, has revisited this performance by donning one of the central elements of the original action, a pair of cotton pants woven with thongs and designed to extend into a body of water by holding rocks. With childhood friend and collaborator John-James Fridman, who brings an electroacoustic sound dimension to the performance, they explored the remaining reverberations of L'homme de Nemisk on Lake Raymond's shores.
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