La rencontre d’une couverture de manuscrit du XVIIIe siècle avec des paysages d’automne montréalais: .
Category: New encounters with old texts
Of bunnies and joy
Two very different archival findings came together in dialogue. The first is an interwar family photo found at the flee market, which caught my eye because of a little girl’s glowing expression of joy. She is sitting, together with a sister (most probably) and older family members in the barn, close to a cute choir […]
While rummaging through piles of old postcards, curiosity was met not only by the usual bits of disparate stories, past-concentrates in which vintage visuals take over the incomplete and often commonplace texts characteristic of the genre. A prolonged moment of grace kept bringing back, in the rapid succession of handwritings, a signature and the name […]
Memories ex libris
The multitude of voices arising from these tiny books is astounding: they seem to have circulated fluidly among owners, from individuals to institutions, from one city to another, from the status of mandatory school readings to that of precious collectibles. A vortex of numbers (dates of reading and offering, prices), of titles and names catches […]
All the hours spent at a desk are as many hours stolen from wandering with a camera towards new “fortuituous encounters of words and sights.” Let us allow this self-quotation to develop into a sort of meta-reflexion on what it is that is being done on this website. Being trapped inside, having as only […]