A look into the inner workings of the residences through the eyes of its artists
In this video, Mehdi Bahmad reflects on his visit to the PHI North Residency and delivers a magnificent guitar-vocal performance that will fill you with emotions. Discover an artist with a sensitive and aesthetic universe, adorned with songs that are both intimate and poignant, marked by his journey between Morocco and Canada.
In 2022, the PHI North Residency for Quebec musicians welcomed four artists for two-week creative retreats in a riverfront loft in the Laurentian Mountains. This residency offers an opportunity to produce, explore, and experiment in a fully immersive, intimate, and peaceful setting within a nature-based recording studio.
We wanted to immortalize these moments by allowing the artists to share their feelings and discoveries. A journey to the heart of the residences through their eyes.
About the artist
Between poet and pop persona, Mehdi Bahmad invites everyone to dive head first into his seductive, warm and textured lyrical pop, like an invitation to abandon oneself with passion in his idyllic world. Having grown up between Morocco, France, and Quebec, the honey-voiced artist deploys a sensitive and aesthetic universe adorned with songs that are both intimate and poignant, marked by the singular duality of his journey between Morocco and Canada.
PHI x NORTH
PHI North offers musicians the opportunity to produce, explore, experiment and refine an artistic project. Selected participants are granted a two-week creative retreat at a riverside lodge in the Laurentian mountains featuring exclusive access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, with in-house engineer and technical assistance, and support from PHI’s team of multidisciplinary experts.
Specifically oriented for Quebec-based artists, this residency provides a much needed escape from the everyday in order for participants to completely immerse themselves in their artistry.
Written and composed by
Hair and makeup
Shanti Tang Tremblay
Discover the 2022 PHI North Residency artists
October 5 → January 6, 2008
Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART’s inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist’s first solo show in Canada
February 22 → May 25, 2008
Six artists present works that in some way critically re-stage films, media spectacles, popular culture and, in one case, private moments of daily life
Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself
July 4 → October 19, 2008
This poetic and often touching project speaks to us all about our relation to the loved one
Christian Marclay: Replay
November 30 → March 29, 2009
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s Replay, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist
Michal Rovner: Particles of Reality
May 21 → September 27, 2009
DHC/ART is pleased to present Particles of Reality, the first solo exhibition in Canada of the celebrated Israeli artist Michal Rovner, who divides her time between New York City and a farm in Israel
October 16 → November 22, 2009
The inaugural DHC Session exhibition, Living Time, brings together selected documentation of renowned Taiwanese-American performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performances and the films of young Dutch artist, Guido van der Werve
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Int. Stage-Day
January 29 → May 9, 2010
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s film installations experiment with narrative storytelling, creating extraordinary tales out of ordinary human experiences
June 30 → November 14, 2010
For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine personal and social realities