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Marguerite la pierre
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Marguerite: la pierre

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  • Contemporary Art
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PHI Foundation 451 Saint-Jean Street

PHI Foundation Schedule
For the soundwalk
May 7—22, 2022
Wednesday to Friday: 12 PM—7 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM—6 PM

Extended Dates

May 28, 29: 11 AM—6 PM
June 4, 5: 11 AM—6 PM

1st Guided Tour (FULL)
May 7, 2022, at 11 AM with Émilie Monnet, Mélanie O’Bomsawin as a guest, and the Education team

2nd Guided Tour
May 28, 2022, at 1:30 PM with Émilie Monnet and the Education team

Conversation about Marguerite
Release date: May 11, 2022

Free admission

Please note that the 1st Guided Tour on May 7 is now full. We still accept reservations for the 2nd Guided Tour on May 28.

Soundwalk / Guided Tours / Conversation

The PHI Foundation presents, in collaboration with Productions Onishka and the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd'hui (CTD’A), the soundwalk Marguerite: la pierre.

Organized by
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 at 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.

Carte marguerite la pierre

Guided Tours and Conversation

The PHI Foundation, in collaboration with Productions Onishka, presents a mediation program to contextualize the Marguerite: la pierre soundwalk. The program consists of two guided tours and a roundtable discussion.

Guided Tours

The two guided tours, one on May 7 and the other on May 28, 2022, will accompany Marguerite: la pierre. Artist Émilie Monnet, the education team of the PHI Foundation and a guest will be present to present the soundwalk and discuss it with visitors. To book a spot for one of the guided tours, please email [email protected].

Conversation about Marguerite

In addition, during a roundtable discussion entitled "Conversation about Marguerite," Émilie Monnet will talk about her creative process in the company of Simon Riverin and Philippe Néméh-Nombré. This conversation will be recorded by the PHI Foundation and broadcast on its website and social networks on May 11, 2022.

The Multidisciplinary Triad Marguerite

The soundwalk is accompanied by a podcast series entitled Marguerite: la traversée and a stage version Marguerite: le feu which will be presented at Espace Go from March 15 to April 2, 2022. In addition to this triad, Émilie Monnet will also hold a series of meetings, Émilie tient salon at the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui from June 2 to June 4, 2022, around this duty to remembrance.


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