et Valerian Mazataud
As part of our publishing mission at VU, we are offering a second collective photobook-making workshop, entitled Assemblages. This year, Valérian Mazataud and Maxime Rheault have been invited to occupy the gallery space. While Mazataud will be designing a book stemming from his project Liwa Mairin, realized with a group of underwater fishermen in Honduras, Rheault will be working on a body of photographs taken during two visits to Japan between 2008 and 2018, with the goal of playing with codes of cultural identity through the exploration of the materiality of the photobook form.
The gallery-based nature of the residency will generate dialogue between the two practices, both by bringing the artists to work in the same space, and through the proximity of their respective images, arranged on tables or hung on the walls. By using a space dedicated to the creative process, Assemblages aims to be a privileged site of exchange between artists and the public, and to give new visibility to the different stages of the photobook creation process.
For this project, VU received a grant for the acquisition of digital printing equipement for micropublishing and self-service production, in conjunction with the Entente de développement culturel entre la Ville de Québec et le ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec.