→ Marguerite: la pierre – Soundwalk
- Contemporary Art
451 Saint-Jean Street
Starting in front of the PHI Foundation, and continuing in Old Montréal, the soundwalk can be experienced at any time without having to enter the Foundation.
1. You can experience the soundwalk on a smartphone. To be fully immersed in the experience, we recommend that you use headphones.
2. You can print the map at home or open this web page to use as a guide for your soundwalk.
3. The soundwalk audio track can be downloaded in advance on this web page with a Wi-Fi network, then saved on your smartphone. You can also play it on this web page with your cellular data (more details below on how to download the audio track).
4. To learn more about how this project was made, you can listen to a conversation between artist Émilie Monnet with guests Simon Riverin and Philippe Néméh-Nombré below.
For those who don’t want to use their cellular data, you can download the full track to your phone before getting to the Foundation to do the soundwalk.
Once it’s downloaded, make sure you can easily find the audio file on your smartphone.
The PHI Foundation presents, in collaboration with Productions Onishka and the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd'hui (CTD’A), the soundwalk Marguerite: la pierre.
Marie-Hélène Lemaire and Zoe Compton
PHI Foundation Education Department
Led by artist Émilie Monnet, Marguerite: la pierre is based on the life of Marguerite Duplessis, the first person to be enslaved in New France and the first Indigenous person to have subsequently fought legally for her freedom. While traces of this past still mark the stone facades of Old Montréal, Émilie Monnet’s voice and those of four invited guests, take us through an encounter with Marguerite Duplessis and our history.
Starting in front of the PHI Foundation, 451 Saint-Jean Street and continuing in Old Montréal, the soundwalk can also be experienced at any time without having to visit the Foundation.
Conversation autour de Marguerite
During this roundtable discussion, Émilie Monnet talks about her creative process in the company of Simon Riverin and Philippe Néméh-Nombré.
At the intersection of theatre, performance and sound, Émilie Monnet’s work is most often presented in the form of interdisciplinary theatre or performative installation. Her artistic practice privileges collaborative and multi linguistic processes of creation, and explores themes of memory, history and transformation. A dedicated interdisciplinary artist, she founded Onishka Productions in 2011 to foster links between artists from different Indigenous backgrounds, regardless of their disciplines. Artist in residence at the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd'hui from 2018 to 2021, she is now the new artist in residence at Espace GO for the next three years. Most recently, she presented her show Okinum at the Centaur Theatre and the National Arts Centre, and her new creation Marguerite: le feu is being presented this spring. Émilie is of Algonquin and French descent and currently lives between the Outaouais and Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montréal.
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