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This first performance night from the cycle Fermons les yeux pour voir. Always mind your surroundings paints a portrait of Darling Foundry’s district and its history. The artists mobilize places and uncared-for objects: Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier does this through a field survey of vacant Griffintown buildings; Kévin Pinvidic transforms a collection of neighborhood waste into an installation in the Depotium warehouse by the Darling Foundry.

Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier - Soap Ottawa

Having met with the non-profit organization Entremise, Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier offers a playful performance on the Place Publique about the issues related to Griffintown’s architecture and urbanism.

A multidisciplinary artist, Jean-Philippe Luckhurst-Cartier practices action-based art through mediation, appropriation as well as historical and daily dérives. The contexts in which he works become raw materials for his art. Whether revealed through found objects, installation, painting or performance, the environments he explores become as much personal, micropolitical and potentially reflective of the public and intimate places that inhabit us. His work has been presented and hosted in residencies by different organizations, such as the 3e Impérial (2017-2018), Verticale – centre d'artistes (2018), la SERRE – arts vivants (2017), the Halle de Pont-in-Royans (France, 2017), the Musée de Lachine (2016), the festivals OFFTA (2016) and Viva! Art Action (2015). He will be performing at Folie Culture (Quebec) and VIVA! Art Action (Montreal) this fall.

Kévin Pinvidic - Appareillage : entrepôt 6055 quai no. 6

Kévin Pinvidic presents an on-site low-tech scenographic and media installation, conceived from a collection of waste, materials, and objects created while meandering the Griffintown district for a year from May 2017 to May 2018. His installation is housed in a warehouse under the railway line of the Bonaventure station, which has been a real physical boundary of the district throughout its history. Pinvidic’s work highlights the traffic between Griffintown’s various sites and the collection site. The installation of the collection, produced in the warehouse a month prior to its presentation, is accompanied by dynamic lighting and a 3D animated projection. Developing a nomadic practice in the city, this project explores ways in which the drawing process – and more broadly the mapping process – emerges from the opposing forces of attraction and repulsion between the poles of the neighborhood in order to reveal them in a node of culminating intensity. The navigation map Bordées that accompanies the installation presents the desire to link the lived and observed situations – urban, architectural or social. With the aim of exposing the thought-process that led to the project’s execution, this map also offers participants the opportunity to continue or complete their installation experience by tracing the actions carried out in the district.

Several visits to the warehouse located by the Darling Foundry are organized from the Place Publique:
- during the evening of June 28, 2018 (opening of the exhibition Appareillage : entrepôt 6055 quai no. 6)
- From June 29 to July 05, 2018 inclusively, by reservation only (10 people per time slot)

An identifiable landmark marks the meeting point at the Bar/Terrace of Place Publique. The artist will accompany you to the place from there.

The navigation map is available on site to accompany you in your experience. Do not hesitate to ask at the reception of Darling Foundry.

Kévin Pinvidic is a visual artist, architect-scenographer and designer. His reflections, rendered 2D or 3D, physical or virtual, relate to representation and usage of urban space. After several years of studying architecture and design in France, he currently is finishing his master’s degree in visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His work was exhibited at the Espace Contemporain Gallery (Montreal), the Sora Gallery (Osaka) and the Espace des Arts Abstraits (Paris), among other places.

From 6:00pm, enjoy the Darling Foundry's Second Nature Bar to cool off with a drink!