La fête —collaborative publication
Since 2016, we at VU have been working on La fête, a collaborative and multidisciplinary publication project that explores the transformative potential of parties in our interactions with people and spaces. Conceptualized by Jean-François Prost over the course of research in Québec and Brazil, the book brings numerous people and situations together within an imaginary, heterogenous, and undisciplined universe.
La fête includes photographs and sounds from about fifty contributors working with various sources and contexts. As such, the book itself is a space of coming together and expression where we can claim the right to party, to the night, to the city. Authors Hélène Matte, Adriana de Oliveira and Bernard Schutze were invited to contribute reflections on censorship and control of parties, as well as on the acts of resistance and emancipation it catalyzes.
The sound component of the project was produced in collaboration with Avatar.
La fête will be released in November 2020. In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy, and receive one of three complimentary 18”x24” posters created especially for the occasion. 25 copies of each available!
Posters have also been installed in public spaces throughout Québec City!
Launches are planned for Québec City and Montréal. Dates and venues TBA soon!