Pourquoi ?

(free translation from French) March 2020, beginning of the online residency on the Patreon platform of Galerie Galerie. March 2020, *surprise*, the pandemic arrives in Quebec: beginning of severe confinement. Living alone in Montreal, telling myself that this was going to be my life for the next few weeks, the world crises inspired me to create a Quebec mansion because everyone and I were going to be locked up in our homes, in our cities, closed borders. In the meantime, I told myself that there were as many different Quebecers as there are people living there, no matter how people identify themselves, we're all here now. Every day, we wake up here, every day, we build our lives here, every day: we exist here. The mansion is an allegory about living and letting the people of the territory live, but in the end, it should be universal.

Comment ?

(free translation from French) With the graphic elements of the flag (colors, fleur de lys, etc.), I decided to build the mansion with a very "Quebec" image, but honestly, it's really more aesthetic than symbolic. "Le manoir québécois" is not a tribute to Quebec, it is a place where I allowed myself to be free. Let's be honest, it wasn't particularly difficult for me to do so, it's just a video after all. But when you think about it, doing what I want and being who I am in the physical world is not that difficult neither as I'm part of the majority of the demographics of Quebec. At first glance, people find it easier to "live it and let it be" with me as I seem to be part of the scenery, but I find it unfortunately absurd and unfair. If everyone had the chance to be who they want to be, society would probably be more progressive. So please everyone, let people be, there is not one model of Quebecers, there are more than 8,000,000, and there are also those who were there before Quebec existed who definitely deserve more respect.

PS: the narration is in English as the narrator was more comfortable in that language, live and let live lol.


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12 entries.
Idée sans valeur wrote on November 5th, 2020 at 22 h 30 min:
Tokébak icit!!!!!
extra ☆ wrote on November 5th, 2020 at 8 h 20 min:
je suis arrivé avec une poutine 2 steamés et suis reparti calme et serein, avec le ventre plein
Samuel AB / Samuel AB wrote on November 4th, 2020 at 19 h 24 min:
Est-ce que je doit enlever mes bottes avant de rentrer?
Denis Coderre wrote on November 4th, 2020 at 15 h 18 min:
Maître Légume wrote on November 3rd, 2020 at 18 h 23 min:
N'oubliez pas de manger local !!!
Nom / Name wrote on November 3rd, 2020 at 13 h 30 min:
le QC coliss de tbk
Bob wrote on November 3rd, 2020 at 12 h 38 min:
Merci pour cette belle promenade! *<):O)
une poulie wrote on November 2nd, 2020 at 23 h 21 min:
objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
octane madamette lavabo wrote on November 2nd, 2020 at 16 h 44 min:
j'habite au québec et je peux confirmer que c'est exactement comme ça 🙂
jeraume wrote on November 2nd, 2020 at 14 h 02 min:
bonne écoute à tous j'ai beaucoup aimé la pièce numéro 2 le grand escalier puisqu'elle me rappelle un escalier que j'ai déjà vu lol un moment donné
honda civic 2000 wrote on October 26th, 2020 at 21 h 16 min:
j'aimerais être un tramway
Gabi wrote on October 26th, 2020 at 21 h 10 min:
Merci de ne pas jeter vos masques dans la rue 🙁