LES COURANTS : Elemental


This exhibition is the eighth phase of Les courants, an introductory digital arts program for young people and families in Rivière-des-Prairies.

Exhibition from June 24 to September 3, 2023
VIDEO PROJECTION * Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, at dusk
At the Parc Armand-Bombardier chalet, corner of boulevard Armand-Bombardier and Perras, Montreal, Quebec H1E 1H9

What does it mean to inhabit a Black body in this realm? From joy and love to resilience and power, the Black lived experience is characterised by the simplicities of being human, and the complexities of existing in a society where anti-Black racism remains prevalent. Through a multimedia approach, Elemental aims to juxtapose these moments and present a space to contemplate the nuanced dualities of Black identity.

We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams
We are elemental

Elemental was developed as part of the Steps Public Art CreateSpace 2022 residency.  This project is presented as part of the les courants program by Ada X, produced in collaboration with the Maison de la Culture de Rivière-des-Prairies and MAPP MTL, 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.