JULIE-ISABELLE LAURIN, FÉLIPE GOULET, Marilou André & Kristel Tremblay-LETARTE: Monument politique poème performatif


June 6 th — June 20 th 2024


Project Description:

In addition to presenting the living archive of the Monument politique poème performatif*, Skol members participating in the workshop will be invited to reflect together on the themes running through the Monument poème: systemic racism, legitimacy, identity, responsibility, and action art in public space.
With four non-indigenous artists, historical material and performance art will be used as a medium to explore new ways of transmitting memory through the performative monument and its documentation. This will allow participants to develop alternative narratives rooted in lived experience and grounded in a territory.

Monument politique poème performatif  is a collective project of performances and interventions around the Monument-à-Maisonneuve at Place d’Armes in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal, initiated in 2020 by artists Julie-Isabelle Laurin and Félipe Goulet-Letarte. In 2022, the collective expanded to include artists Marilou André and Kristel Tremblay. Thanks to the contributions of numerous collaborators, the collective performance project around the Monument-à-Maisonneuve seeks to highlight the plural nature of collective history by bringing together the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal worlds, notably through the creation of a website with alternative works to the official history of Quebec.


Workshop Schedule*

*You must have participated in one of the two days between June 8 and 9 in order to present a performance on Saturday, June 15.


Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Presentation of the collective project Monument politique performative poem, short tour of the exhibition archives, walk through the Monument-à-Maisonneuve and performative exploration of the site

Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Theoretical presentations on the project, based on the research and contributions of the 4 members, and exchange of performance ideas among the participants

Wednesday, June 12: Meeting (to be confirmed with participants)

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Morning group discussion and afternoon performances at the Monument

Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Gallery work and archive modification

Thursday, June 20, 5 to 7 p.m.: Finissage of the project open to the public and guided tour of the archive exhibition


To register for workshops 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


Collective capsules

In a collegial spirit of exchange and expertise sharing, Skol’s main gallery will host a series of 3 co-creation sessions. Each session will be led by a Skol member who will share their skills while guiding the development of a collective project. The gallery will be divided into two distinct spaces – one for creation and the other for presentation. It will be open to the public, featuring both previous works and works in progress. At the intersection of education, creation, and dissemination, these sessions will serve as the fertile ground for the production of unique collective works related to the collective imagination and public space.

* More informations to come!


Image: The collective performing on July 26th, 2024. Left to right: Julie-Isabelle Laurin, Marilou André, Krystel Tremblay, Félipe Goulet-Letarte.
Photo credits : Christine Brault and Laurence Beaudoin-Morin