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La parole aux sans abri - M. Lotfi et Réal
Le Centre de jour St-James
Parole aux sans abri de Mohamed Lotfi et Réal Capuano
Where : Le long du boulevard de Maisonneuve
entre St-Hubert et Berri
in Morocco, now a Quebecer, formerly a dancer, now by turns a painter,
filmmaker, actor and radio producer, Mohamed Lotfi is a veritable acrobat
of the arts, darting from one hotbed of inspiration to the next, driven
by his own insatiable need to create. Prior to exploring the prison
environment from within in the spring of 1989 with his radio project
Souverains anonymes, he had set about capturing in black-and-white the
voices of a hundred or so homeless people in Montreal. Today, Mohamed
and Réal share part of this work with État d’Urgence
2007. La Parole aux sans abri.
A multidisciplinary artist and urban photographer born in Montreal,
Réal Capuano uses photography to explore the multiple facets
of reality and to search for the hidden meaning of his own existence.
This observational approach has lead him to collaborations with numerous
artists. In 1989, during shooting for La Parole aux sans-abri (a film
by Mohamed Lotfi), a series of photographs whose subjects were the homeless
of Dernier Recours, an “extreme” refuge, saw the light of
day. Réal Capuano’s photographs, with Mohamed Lotfi’s
recordings made during these 1989 sessions serving as soundtrack, will
be presented. The installation will enable observers to see how much
progress has been made in nearly 20 years.
Where : In the ATSA Tent
ATSA’s official photographer from day one presents a photographic
retrospective of many of our interventions. Thank you, Martin, for your
always spot-on eye, the quality of your images, and your generosity!
centre de jour St-James
Where : In the Etat d'Urgence Tent
The St. James Drop-In Centre helps homeless men and women or those having
lived on the streets. The Drop-In Centre’s artists are proud to
participate as a collective in the 8th edition of État d’Urgence.
Some of their works will be shown under the big top. Come see them!