Dominique Paul : publication launch and performance

On Thursday, September 21 at the Darling Foundry's Place Publique, join us for a performance by Dominique Paul and launch of her publication Silent Fall | Devenir oiseau | Becoming Bird | Convertirse en ave by artist Dominique Paul , along with essayist Chantal Pontbriand.

The festive event will include a participatory performance, Déclin des animaux au Québec, featuring young people speaking out about the causes of the decline of animal species, and what we can do to reverse it. As an introduction, Chantal Pontbriand will read excerpts from her essay on the monograph, in French, English and Spanish, followed by the students' slam.

The students, and any members of the public who wish to take part, will stroll to the percussive sounds of Ritmistas MTL, Rio's Samba bateria, animating costumes of animal heads in decline, including some 30 avian species created as part of Dominique Paul's collaborative project. The artist would like to thank CALQ for supporting this publication.


          5pm / Public’s arrival (costumes available, if desired)
          6pm / Performance
          7pm / DJ Liam Kenna

 Exhibitions will be accessible free of charge until 10 pm


Thanks to the support of ODEA Montreal, the Borough of Ville-Marie and the Société de Développement Commercial Vieux-Montréal, Fonderie Darling is proud to offer a series of festive and artistic evenings, free and accessible to all. We would also like to thank le Seltzer, Zamalek, Mate Libre and Gutsy Kombucha for providing the terrace bar with delicious products. 




Born in Montreal, Dominique Paul is a multidisciplinary artist. Since 2012, she has regularly spent several months in New York in creative residencies and participated in over twenty exhibitions and events, including UnHomeless NYC at the Kingsborough Art Museum and Mapping Life at the NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, video presentations at 10 Times Square and at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, which represents her. She has received media coverage in HuffPost, Time Out, New York: The Cut, Art Slant, SFAQ, Photograph, Whitehot Magazine and The Washington Post. She has exhibited in Europe, mainly in France, in the Lyon region (museums, art centers and galleries) and at the Paris Photo Fair. In 2023, she exhibited Silent Fall at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) and presents the performance Red|Rojo|Rouge|Vermelho at a special assembly of ambassadors of the countries of the Americas, Washington, D.C., where her work is part of the Smithsonian and AMA collections. She earned a master's degree in Sydney, Australia (UNSW, 2000), in 2019 published an essay entitled Entre chair et lumière. De la possibilité d'une distance critique par l'objet-image (L'Harmattan, Paris), inspired by her doctoral thesis (UQAM, 2009), and in 2023, a monograph.

Chantal Pontbriand is a Canadian curator and art critic whose work explores globalization and artistic heterogeneity. She has curated international contemporary art events: exhibitions, international festivals and international conferences, primarily in photography, video, performance, dance and multimedia installation.

Dominique Paul wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Longueuil, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Longueuil and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi for their financial support, as well as the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS).