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.