Chacun sa part du gâteau Manifestation pour le droit au bonheur

May 1st, 2003
Place: In the streets of Québec

Participant(s): The public, ATSA, BGL, Guy Blackburn et Marie-Ange Thériault, Mariette Bouillet et Henri-Louis Chalem, un collectif de l’Atelier de la Mezzanine, Cooke-Sasseville, Claudine Cotton, Martin Dufrasne et Sylvie Cotton, Les Fermières Obsédées, Massimo Guerrera.

Happiness is not always a picnic, but on Thursday May 1, 2003, Folie/Culture promised everyone a piece of the pie! To do their part in the Manif d’art 2, Folie/Culture organised a demonstration for the right to happiness in which the general public was invited to trade the traditional demonstration signs for pieces of “cake!”

With this march, Folie/Culture paraphrased the “partition” of the demonstration in order to create sharing among partners, a parenthesis in our lives that are sometimes paralysed by laziness and keeping up appearances, to name two of the barriers to happiness.
The choice of May 1 underlined the work that it takes to reach and maintain happiness.

The high point of this gathering took place at the Saint-Roch Mall, where cake was shared among the participants, the passers-by, and the curious. On top of that, a Speaker’s Corner was set up informally so that those who wanted to could inform the others of their demands.
It was also the first time that the professional artists who had been invited to create ten Kits de manifestation portables presented them to the public.
Collaboration: Manifestation Internationale d’Art de Québec, Mail Saint-Roch