D’éclipse- Rémy Bélanger de Beauport
April 11 to May 22, 2022
As part of Savoir [rien] faire, follow Rémy Bélanger de Beauport’s performance of D’éclipse, a blog recording his day-to-day life.
Through Savoir [rien] faire, Folie/Culture seeks to explore the unusual, the useless, and the unproductive to reveal their potential for resistance, softness, and human connections. The theme explores how [rien] (nothing) disrupts “savoir” (knowing) and “faire” (doing, making) to become a force for questioning and disarray.
Like a travelogue, the blog D’éclipse gives readers glimpses into the artist’s day-to-day. Bélanger de Beauport invites people to see what his life really looks like; he posts agenda pages full of various therapies (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy), poetry classes, and concerts. In this true performance of nothing, [rien], a silence emerges from the routine: a sort of living, empowered silence.
“To eclipse like a black-out, an embargo. And from eclipse to eclipse, we get a taste of absence without the lasting bitterness of true disappearance.” [Translated from the blog]
Free-improv cellist and composer Rémy Bélanger de Beauport’s artistic practice as an experimental musician dates back to his teenage years. His approach is based on the body, intuition and interaction, sound textures, and an intense focus on unfolding structures.
As a performance artist, he also explores the performative and emphasizes the idea of presence. During a performance, the use of time and the structure in the course of an action are in constant tension with the notions of power and vulnerability.
Rémy Bélanger de Beauport is currently based in Québec City, Canada where he directs EMIQ Ensemble de musique improvisée de Québec as well as collaborating with dance, poetry, and performance art.
Follow the artist at declipse2022.skyrock.com from April 11 to May 22, 2022.