EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

The highpoint of the Rencontres was undoubtedly the period from August 5 to 18, when the event kicked off at Carleton-sur-Mer with the unveiling of the Gaspésiennes project, and which was followed by 13 consecutive evenings of projections in an equal number of municipalities. Added to all this were public events and lectures in addition, of course, to exhibits that were held from August 5 to September 12.

« Gaspésiennes and Chandler, les portraits en papier are two projects that truly had a lot to say to the people of the Gaspé,” says executive and artistic director Claude Goulet. “The imposing mosaic of 30 committed women, of 30 good-hearted women in Sophie Jean’s and Jean-François Bérubé’s Gaspésiennes project, presented in front of Quai des arts in Carleton-sur-Mer, affected everyone who saw it. The same holds true for Chandler, les portraits en papier, a photographic installation by Dan Bergeron on the town’s water reservoirs, which was a wonderful tribute to the workers of the defunct Gaspésia Pulp & Paper Company.”


OPEN-AIR PROJECTIONS

For this second edition, about twenty photo projections were presented on different buildings or attractions, attended by the guest photographers. This original general-public formula made extraordinary encounters and discussions possible between visitors, photographers and the local population, who were seeing their municipalities’ facilities put to use as they never had before, in the service of art.

Photographers Municipalities Dates Projection sites
Guy Lavigueur // Carl Valiquet // Film À bout de bras Cap-Chat Aug. 6 Halte municipale | 7, rue Notre-Dame Est (route 132)
Serge Clément // Beatrix von Conta Marsoui Aug. 7 Centre récréatif | 1, rue de l’Église
Marc Laberge // Dave Anderson // Anick Loisel Grande-Vallée Aug. 8 Pont couvert Galipeault | rue du Vieux-Pont
Catherine-Lune Grayson L’Anse-au-Griffon Aug. 9 Canceled
Benoit Aquin // Cynthia Copper Gaspé Aug. 10 Site des soirées Desjardins | rue de la Reine
Louise Tanguay Percé Aug. 11 Site de l’hôtel de ville | 137, route 132 Ouest
Jean-François Leblanc // Dan Bergeron Chandler Aug. 12 Parc du Souvenir | rue Commerciale Est / avenue Rehel
Larry Towel // Gabor Szilasi Paspébiac Aug. 13 Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac | 3e Rue
Isabelle Eshraghi // Guillaume D. Cyr Bonaventure Aug. 14 Marina | 159, rue de Beaubassin
Maude Chauvin Nouvelle Aug. 15 Site de la petite école | 150, route 132 Est
Pascal Baudry New Richmond Aug. 16 Parc de la Pointe-Taylor | 103, boulevard Perron Est
Collectif Club photo Déclic Maria Aug. 17 Parc du Vieux-Quai, Auberge Mowatt | 550, boulevard Perron
Roger Lemoyne // Maryse Goudreau // Mathieu Léger Matapédia Aug. 18 Église Saint-Laurent-de-Matapédia | 1, rue du Carillon
Florence Le Blanc Carleton-sur-Mer Aug. 26, 17 h Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Quai des arts | 774, boulevard Perron
François Pesant // Collectif Carleton-sur-Mer Carleton-sur-Mer Sept. 6 Marina de Carleton-sur-Mer
Laurent Guérin Maria Sept. 10 Parc du Vieux-Quai, Auberge Mowatt | 550, boulevard Perron

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PUBLIC EVENTS

Very special places of communion between artists and those in attendance, public activities allowed the artists to make their work available through short-lived artistic gestures. This year, Rencontres offered three: Manifestation pour la mémoire des quais, Échantillon d’histoire and Ton dictionnaire du bout de la terre (five different places).

Maryse Goudreau - Manifestation pour la mémoire des quais

With “Manifestation for the Memory of the Docks,” Maryse Goudreau carried on with her photographic activities on docks in the Gaspé, which she began last year in Carleton-sur-Mer and Marsoui.
Miguasha Aug. 15, 19 h Old dock in Miguasha
New Richmond Aug. 16, 18 h 30 New Richmond dock

Maryse Goudreau - Échantillon d’histoire

Maryse Goudreau presented the installation Échantillon d’histoire (Sample of History), executed for Rencontres in the village of Matapedia. This work showcased the importance of rivers in the identity and history of the communities of Matapedia–Les Plateaux. And it offered us a new reading of the photographic image!

Matapédia Aug. 18, 19 h 30 Across from the café-grocery Chez Casimir | 19A, rue de l’Église

Ton dictionnaire du bout de la terre

A true ULO (unidentified literary object), this multidisciplinary project, “Your Dictionary at the Ends of the Earth,” which contained literature, photography and music, brought together three Gaspesian artists as well as 132 texts in alphabetical order having to do with the Gaspé. To carry out the project, which he dedicated to his son, author Philippe Garon collaborated with more than 200 people, including Frédérick DeRoy for the photographs and Guillaume Arsenault for the music.

Cap-Chat Aug. 20, 20 h Halte municipale | 7, rue Notre-Dame Est (route 132)
Grande-Vallée Aug. 21, 15 h Galipeault covered bridge | rue du Vieux-Pont
Chandler Aug. 26 Cancelled
Bonaventure Sept. 1, 20 h Marina | 159, rue de Beaubassin
Carleton-sur-Mer Sept. 8, 20 h Marina de Carleton | 183, rue du Quai

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LECTURES / PHOTOGRAPHIC DISCUSSIONS

Very special places for get-togethers and discussion between the public and the artists, the lectures / photographic discussions enabled those attending to learn something about the photographers’ artistic approaches, and in so doing gain a better understanding of photography generally.

Gaspésiennes

Opening evening of Rencontres with the photographers for this creation project carried out in the Gaspé, Jean-François Bérubé and Sophie Jean.

Carleton-sur-Mer Aug. 5, 19 h 30 Quai des arts | 774, boulevard Perron

Pick the photo to create!

Benoit Aquin, Serge Clément et Gabor Szilasi.

Marsoui Aug. 7, 18 h 30 Recreation center | 1, rue de l’Église

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Background photo: Maryse Goudreau

2 Comments

  1. | Lecartable.com says:

    [...] Quatre lancements auront lieu dans diverses régions de la péninsule gaspésienne à la fin aout et au début septembre 2011 dans le cadre des Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie : [...]

  2. L’auteur Philippe Garon lance son livre « Ton dictionnaire au bout de la Terre » | Lecartable.com says:

    [...] Les photographies de Frédérick DeRoy seront exposées lors des différents lancements qui auront lieu dans le cadre des « Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie ». On peut le voir en se rendant à l’adresse suivante : http://2011.photogaspesie.ca/evenements/ [...]