Multidisciplinary event

Saturday October 29th, 2pm to 5pm

Journée Paroles et Manœuvres

In the spirit of exchange and reflection, Skol invites the public to participate in Journées Paroles et Manœuvres. A cross-disciplinary meeting of interventions, conferences, performances and discussions, this event aims to inverse roles, to encourage collaboration between different types of expertise and to support hybrid forms of communication. Journées Paroles et Manœuvres is an opportunity to take time, together, through various forms and ideas.

The Value of Failure

A day-long event including performances, videos, music and lectures. In an irony and vanity-tinged social context where each person is encouraged to develop his or her own personal trademark, this program proposes an exploration of the subversive potential of taboo emotions such as loneliness, disappointment and vulnerability.



– 2pm : PERFORMANCE BY BELINDA CAMPBELL: LA VIANDE EST UN ANIMAL QUE J’AIME (Meat is an Animal that I Love), (approx. 20 min.)

“Game of solitude, fascination of his sex and of his birth, Klaxon, the clown performs here at the navel of his own discovery” – Campbell


 – 2:30pm : READING BY POET PATRICE DESBIENS: UN PÉPIN DE POMME SUR UN POÊLE À BOIS (An Apple Seed on a Wood Stove), (approx. 40 min.)

One of the most important Canadian poets of our times offers, for the first time, a reading of the entire poem.



–  3:30pm : VIDEO PROJECTION, (approx. 30 min.). A heteroclite program composed around the theme of the event.

– Anne McGuire. When I was a Monster, 1996. 5:25 min.
– Nicolas Lévesque. Entrevue avec un homme libre (Interview with a free man), 2015. 6:00 min.
– Cecelia Condit. Pulling Up Roots, 2015. 7:37 min.
– Cecelia Condit. Not a Jalous Bone, 1987. 11:00 min.
– Lilli Hartmann. Being with People is not the Same Like Being on your Own, or with your dog, 2008. 2:34 min.


– 4:15pm : LIVE MUSIC BY KATIE MOORE AND SPECIAL GUEST. (approx. 20 min.)

Well known by the Montreal country/bluegrass scene, this exceptional singer and her guest deliver mythic old songs in an intimate a cappella moment.


Image: Lilli Hartmann, video still  Being with people is not the Same Like Being on your Own or with your dog, 2008. 2:34 min.

Photo: Catherine Goyette