Creation workshop I | VILLE IMAGINAIRE

VILLE IMAGINAIRE | Creation workshop I ‘s exhibition
Artists : Noémie da Silva | Marie Dauverné | Mélissa M. Dupuis | Vanessa Lapointe | Payam Mofidi | Sayeh Sarfaraz
Friday, June 1st to Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Opening : Friday, June 1st at 6 p.m.






Ville Imaginaire is at once a project, a creation workshop, an artwork and an exhibition. Launched in October 2011, this undertaking took shape thanks to the participation of six emerging artists who had in common their different origins and composite cultures, thus creating a cosmopolitan group. Starting from their shared experiences and diverging histories, the artists worked around the concept of an imagined city – and the discovery of it, creating their own fantastical Montréal.


In this project, the creation process takes on a role of fundamental importance. Here, the creation workshop feeds itself from the notion of confrontation and cooperation of cultures, of identities as well as artistic practices from diverse origins. Ville Imaginaire acts as a laboratory for exchange and invention where democratic dialogue and consensus introduce themselves to the group in order to make real and give rise to new shapes. The materials and processes used by the artists find their origins in childhood memories, which in turn appear as a playground for shared dialogue, where play becomes a tool for comprehension and construction.


Ville Imaginaire is an installation work where artists invite us in the immaculate space of the gallery to experiment exploration. At first, this white cube reveals only little information, however upon closer examination, the walls which uphold this imagined city reveal a fragmented world- one made of a patchwork of impressions, sensations and wild dreams.


Ville Imaginaire : Noémie da Silva, Marie Dauverné, Mélissa M. Dupuis, Vanessa Lapointe, Payam Mofidi, Sayeh Sarfaraz