RÉMI BELLIVEAU, HIER SEMBLE SI LOIN / CHAPITRE 4 / JEAN DULARGE
September 18, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Opening: September 17, 2020, 5:30 pm
Galerie de l’UQAM is back at last with its on-site exhibitions. As of September, the public will be invited to discover the work of Rémi Belliveau, graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts, who will present an experimental performance exploring the history of rock ‘n roll in New Brunswick Acadian culture.
In April, 1967, Acadian singer-songwriter Jean Dularge did not record his 45 single “Viens voir l’Acadie”. He was not the first artist signed by Les Disques Acadisco (label), nor was he required to cancel the release of his song due to a supposed copyright dispute.
Hier semble si loin / Chapitre 4 / Jean Dularge is an experimental historiographic project by Acadian artist Rémi Belliveau, wherein a historic fiction is performed and inserted into the fragmented and little-known history of rock ‘n roll in New Brunswick’s Acadian communities. Based on years of research and artefact acquisition, the artist weaves a story1 that seeks to validate the hybrid, ever-changing nature of Acadianess, while actively eschewing identification with either of the region’s dominant musical tropes, i.e. the anglo-Maritimer or franco-Québécois musical cultures.
Graduating Master’s student in visual and media arts (MFA), UQAM
Artist: Rémi Belliveau
*Visitors are invited to bring their own headphones to experience the exhibition’s audio components.*