catherine lejeune is a master’s candidate at UQAM and has presented her research-creation work at several venues including La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Articule, La Galerie de l’UQAM and Projet Casa. The artist-researcher was born in Tio’tia: ke / Mooniyang / Montreal and works on the unceded lands of the Kanien'kehá Nations: ka, Omàmìwininìwag and Huron-Wendat.
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.