LES COURANTS: Nuances – Salima Punjani


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

Exhibition dates: January 29th to March 27th, 2022
Sunday, 12-5 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-8 pm
Thursday and Friday, 10-6 pm
Saturday, 10-5 pm
At the Maison Pierre-Chartrand

8000 Boulevard Gouin E, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal

The exhibition Nuances hosts two multisensorial, interactive works by Salima Punjani. A core element of the artist’s work is developing environments to explore connection and belonging. Whether it is translating the narratives of people living with multiple sclerosis or exploring the isolation and resocialization process associated with the COVID-19 pandemic — the artist offers a meeting space that evokes empathy between the participants and the public.

Progression (2018) uses EEG and MRI biodata combined with the vibrational force of sound and tactile portrait technology to explore the stories of people living with multiple sclerosis.

Will you Pass the Salt? (2021) is an interactive piece that combines smell, vibrations, sound, and touch to explore the sounds of ten households in Montreal preparing and sharing a meal, paying tribute to everyday moments of connection.

This program is carried out in collaboration with the Maison de la Culture and the Rivière-des-Prairies library and the Maison Cœur à Rivière, and receives financial support from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the City of Montréal as part of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.