Mooniyang, or Montreal
Caroline Monnet’s work is a conceptual exploration of the marks left on the Montreal landscape over the years
The animated work Mooniyang will be presented on UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy, from October 9 to November 24, 2019, in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC). Mooniyang is part of FNC Explore, the festival’s new media section, which includes more than 30 world-class works, all on display for free.
This animated work is a continuation of Caroline Monnet’s recent work in which she explores the complex issues of identity, culture and territory.
First solo architectural screening in the Quartier des spectacles, Mooniyang (Montréal in Anishinaabemowin) is a creation by Caroline Monnet, presented in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) on UQAM’s Président-Kennedy pavilion, from October 9 to November 24, 2019.
Mooniyang is a conceptual exploration of the marks left on the Montreal landscape over the years. Using geometric shapes inspired by traditional Anishinaabe patterns, the territory is divided, reassembled and fragmented in a dynamic series of motions. The ages-old patterns are related to long-suppressed Indigenous knowledge. They represent unknown lands, invisible boundaries and transitional spaces.
This animated work is a continuation of Caroline Monnet’s recent work, in which she explores complex issues of identity, culture and territory.
‘Mooniyang is a conceptual exploration of the marks left on the Montreal landscape over the years.’
“I am extremely grateful to the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership for offering me the opportunity to present Mooniyang in the heart of Montreal, outdoors and accessible to all. I hope this new work will inspire people to live together in a spirit of mutual respect,” said Caroline Monnet.
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist. Originally from the Outaouais region, she is now based in Montreal. After studying sociology and communications at the University of Ottawa and the University of Grenada (Spain), she launched a prolific film and visual arts career. Her short films have earned numerous nominations and awards at festivals around the world. In visual arts, she has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows, including at the Whitney Museum Biennale (New York), Arsenal art contemporain Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
Frances Adair Mckenzie
Frances Adair Mckenzie is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her practice includes video installations, sculpture animations and collaborative ventures. She holds a diploma in New Media from British Columbia Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Her video work has been exhibited most recently in London and Berlin with collaborative projects in Iceland and Belgium. She has also exhibited work at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Centre Clark in Montreal, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Parisian Laundry and the Satosphère at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in Montreal. Several of her animations have been commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.
The façade of UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy
A creation by Caroline Monnet
From October 9 to November 24, 2019
Concept and production: Caroline Monnet
Animation : Frances Adair Mckenzie
Produced by the Quartier des Spectacle Partnership
and presented by the Festival du nouveau cinéma
As part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma,
From October 9 to 24, Monday to Sunday
From October 24 to November 24, Thursday to Sunday.
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