I was once seafloor (J’ai été autrefois un fond marin)


From March 30th until May 12th 2024
At Maison Antoine-Beaudry, 14678, rue Notre-Dame Est Montréal (Québec) H1A 1W1
Opening hours

With this work conceived in residence at Ada X in autumn 2022, naakita f.k. explores one parcel of remaining infrastructure of the defunct Francon quarry. Known now as the Saint-Michel quarry, it is currently city property and used as one of Montreal’s largest snow dumps. Using place-based research, 360˚ audio and video capture and material experimentation, the project centers rock, sediment, and the history of mineral extraction. naakita f.k. uses their installations as a means of listening, translating and telling stories linked to shifting landscapes, abstract forms of heritage and the malleability of memory. Their current research uses traces of the past or haunted places, explaining the impact of the mineral extractive industry and colonization on built and natural environments.

A series of workshops with le Centre des femmes de Montréal will introduce young people to 3D scanning and digital archiving, while they discover the work and the exhibition. Participants’ creations will in turn be exhibited in a virtual space on the Allo Ada platform.

This project is presented as part of the Allo Ada series by Ada X, produced in collaboration with the Maison de la Culture de Rivière-des-Prairies, and receives financial support from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal as part of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.