Amik(waa)

© C. Monnet, 2010

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© C. Monnet, 2010

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Amik(waa)

Concert-Artist Talk

Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6 pm
$10

in partnership with NIMAC
(National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition)

Amik(waa): holder

Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist in residence at OBORO. During her residency, she will produce Amik(waa), a multimedia installation investigating the connections between the scientific knowledge of her Algonquin ancestry — the Beaver Clan — and the natural world.

Caroline Monnet will build a geometric structure that, much like the ceremonial lodges from which she draws inspiration, is conceived to blur the lines between the past, the present and the future. Taking on the traditional shape of an eight-cornered star, this sculptural audio-visual installation will open a platform for exploration, across generations and cultures, through the physical and the metaphysical worlds.

Developed in collaboration with the artist Christian Richer, Amik(waa)'s soundscape evokes fluidity while reinforcing the tangible lineage that connects beaver to the knowledge it holds.

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Caroline Monnet

Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, currently based in Montreal. She studied in both Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Monnet is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab 2016. Her films have been shown at numerous festivals around the world, including TIFF, Sundance, and Les Rencontres internationales. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Awards for Best Short Drama for Roberta and won a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best experimental film for Mobilize. She is currently developing her first feature film selected by the Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation residency in Paris. As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), as part of Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin/Madrid), Axenéo7, Plug In ICA, Arsenal Montréal, McCord Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal) among others.