Amélie Brindamour is a Montreal-based artist and educator, exploring issues pertaining to the natural environment. Her research includes electronic arts, biomaterials, installation and participatory performances. Her work has been presented in Canada, the United States and Finland, and she was selected to take part in numerous artist residencies such as Eastern Bloc (2021), the CQAM-Milieux program in the Biolab at Concordia University (2019) and the Vermont Studio Centre (2018). Her projects have received support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
This ambulatory reading circle follows processual paths to induce a multitude of moments of sharing. The first meeting took place under the sign of walking, solo and in a group, listening activated by the soles of the feet, Haraway's words seeping into ears and the spatiotemporality of the Botanical Garden. The next audio rendezvous with each participant, connecting/ed to a moment of life and took place outdoors near rocks, bodies of water, seeds, insects, leafy ground, or wastelands to a moment and life, took place outdoors, in other places, near rocks, bodies of water, insects or wastelands. The one-take recordings are accompanied by more-than-human and sometimes human voices, that solicit active sounding of thought in motion, and the surprising force of listening from-with-in bodies and situations.
This project was realized in partnership with MÉDIANE - Chaire de recherche du Canada en arts, écotechnologies de pratique et changements climatiques (mediane.uqam.ca ; dir. Gisèle Trudel) and Ada X, with support of CRSH, FCI and FRQSC.