As part of the 5th edition of Canada Month 2021, the Centre for Canadian Studies presents “Un voyage au Nitassinan“, an exhibition by Franco-Canadian artist Michèle Waquant from September 21 to October 21, 2021 at the Bibliothèque Droit & Lettres of the Université Grenoble Alpes in Saint-Martin-d’Hères.
While a new dam construction project had just been announced on the Romaine River, one of the last great free rivers in northern Quebec, Michèle Waquant travelled in 2009 to Nitassinan, in eastern Canada. Her film “A Thousand Rivers” (2010, 70min), presented as part of the exhibition “Un voyage au Nitassinan”, bears witness to the landscapes she crossed, her experiences and her encounters with the Innu of Uashat-Mali Utenam, Ekuanitshit and Nutaskuan, all of whom are affected by the construction of this new dam.
Born in 1948 in Quebec City, Michèle Waquant has lived and worked in France since 1980. She was a professor in art schools from 1990 to 2015, at the École nationale supérieure d’art de Dijon, the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure d’arts Paris-Cergy.
Canada Month 2021 and the exhibition “Un voyage au Nitassinan” are produced with the support of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.