Micro-residencies at the HALTE
Laurence Beaudoin Morin & Collectif Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley)October 14, 2021 - November 30, 2021
DARE-DARE is hosting two micro-residencies at the HALTE carried by Laurence Beaudoin Morin and the Leisure collective. Browsing our collection, the artists continue their own research while laying the groundwork for two participatory events that will involve the public and DARE-DARE members this fall.
Laurence Beaudoin Morin is initiating, through her research, the construction of new spaces that foster the kind of interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to understand and act in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and fragmented world (Hardt & Negri, 2017).
Leisure proposes to work with kid-collaborators Eli and Paul Wesley Lanctôt, and Violet Carruthers Moffat, to create a conceptual art reader(s) for kids. Taking inspiration from the 1980s TVOntario television series Read All About It!!, where a group of kids discover a literary transporter in a coachhouse and found their own newspaper
Laurence Beaudoin Morin is a performance artist from Montreal. In her work, she intends to initiate a reflection on the practice of gathering by highlighting the complexity of its praxis. As an initiator and documenter of circumstances that are conducive to encounters and learning about our self-determination, Laurence develops a practice based on collective work. She aims to create circumstances conducive to the sharing of knowledge through the political vitality of the process. Working primarily in urban unused lots and residual spaces, she proposes a liminal understanding of these locations, where bodies in movement define their relational landscape.
Leisure is a multi-disciplinary collaborative art practice between Montreal-based artists Meredith Carruthers (1975) and Susannah Wesley (1976). Working together under the name "Leisure" since 2004, their practice methodology includes archival research, interviews with artists, site visits, and extending their own conversation and collaboration to include their historical subjects, family members, and community participants. The resulting projects are multidisciplinary in format--from workshops, to published texts, interactive installations, and object-making involving a variety of media. Recent projects on collaboration, gesture and spatial narrative includes: The Ceremony (Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, 2021), Conversation with magic forms (most recently exhibited at CAG Vancouver, 2020), the solo retrospective How one becomes what one is (Musée d’art de Joliette, 2018), Panning for gold/Walking you through (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2017) and Dualité/Dualité (Artexte, Montreal, 2015).