SAMIZDAT RECORDS' ALBUM LAUNCH & OPEN STUDIO EVENT: LAMIS HAGGAG + MARYSE GOUDREAU
The exhibition Someone's Always Listening will feature a musical performance and an album launch by Samizdat Records, led by artist Philippe Battikha.
The same evening, enjoy an Open Studios event with artists in residencies Lamis Haggag and Maryse Goudreau. During the event, Lamis Haggag, an Egyptian artist currently based in Toronto, will present her ongoing research, focusing on the motif of the sun and Canadian flora. In Maryse Goudreau's studio, the artist will present the prototype of a multisensory installation in progress, as well as various elements of her long-term body of work on the figure of the beluga. Her sound research developed in collaboration with the artist-run center OBORO will also be presented.
5:30 pm / Presentation by Lamis Haggag
6pm / Presentation by Maryse Goudreau
6:30 pm / Performance by Philippe Battikha
Originally from Toronto, Lamis Haggag's practice is an ongoing process of attempting to disrupt social autonomy and displace boundaries, without giving alternatives.During her residency at the Fonderie Darling, she continues her ongoing projects around the sun, sensory memory and jasmines in Egyptian culture. The story follows jasmines that have become lost in the grey landscape of Canada, only to find that they have transformed into Monotropa Unioras, a fragile and translucent parasitic plant native to Ontario.
Laureate of the Matapedia-Montreal pilot exchange program, Maryse Goudreau creates works that combine images, documents, and artistic and participatory gestures of care. During her residency at Fonderie Darling, she continues her research on the beluga whale by developing a visual and sound installation.