Drawing / Poetry / Performance

January 11th – March 10th, 2018

Opening – January 11th, 5:30 p.m.

Project Description 

Engaging with Skol’s Horizon libre and Carte blanche, the artist Caroline Boileau has invited Chantal Neveu, a writer and interdisciplinary artist, to take over the space of the gallery with her – in their presences and in relation.

The exhibition, entitled guetter pratiquer anticiper tailler*, will include two parts. The first is a visual, architectual, and literary installation that will bring together a long mural poem and a series of drawings of different sizes. The second, performative component will be a set and laboratory where the two artists will experiment with presences, readings, and gestures as ways of putting notions of resonance, adjacency, and immersion into play: the proximity of and distance between bodies and words, drawings and bodies, and words and drawings.

*The title is taken from La vie radieuse by Chantal Neveu (La Peuplade, 2016).


 Throughout the exhibition

phrenic centres__Artists present

On occasion, Caroline and Chantal will be present in action and in relation in the gallery space at Skol. Dates and times will be announced over the coming weeks on the gallery’s website.


Saturday, February 10th

between bodies and words, drawings and bodies, words and drawings

2pm__Drawing, poetry, and performance


Saturday, March 10th

guetter pratiquer anticiper tailler

2pm__ Drawing, poetry, and performance

3pm__Conversation with the artists



The artists thank Stéphane Gilot, Jacques Boileau, Manon André, Bronwyn Haslam, Marina Polosa, La Peuplade, and the whole team at Centre Skol.

Caroline Boileau thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support.

Caroline Boileau and Chantal Neveu, guetter pratiquer anticiper tailler, Centre des arts actuels SKOL, 2018. Photo: Guy L’Heureux and Mariane Stratis.