Category: printemps érable

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Encore 5 jours pour s’immerser dans la rupture avec Fraction

FRACTION [installation cinématographique] le groupe Épopée La Cinémathèque québécoise jusqu’au 30 octobre 2016 gratuit Description de l’installation : [dropcap]L[/dropcap]e groupe Épopée présente Fraction. Cette installation est composée de plusieurs films présentés simultanément sur trois écrans : Rupture, Insurgence et Contrepoint. L’installation est dédiée à Hugo Le Bleu Tadros. Rupture receuille la parole d’une trentaine de militantes et militants aillant participé activement aux grèves étudiantes de 2012 et de 2015. Ce film se penche sur la rupture causée par la répression policière et la réaction des pouvoirs politiques et médiatiques à la grève. Plusieurs lignes le traversent : Le sense de...

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Printemps CUBEcois banner installation for 2nd time at Concordia University

It’s interesting to watch how people interact with the Printemps CUBEcois protest banner installation as it was on exhibit in the EV Building Atrium at Concordia University from October 12th to the 18th, 2014. The time-lapse video of the CUBE’s exterior was recorded between 5-6pm during a Thursday rush hour. It was initially recorded at the rate of one photograph every 2 seconds using a GoPro Hero 3. The images were edited together at a video frame rate of 12 frames per second (FPS). So for every second that passes in the video, the actual time that lapsed during the...

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« PIÈCE DE RÉSISTENCE » composite banner builds oppositional cultural heritage

The composite banner, « ICI COMME AILLEURS ON A RAISON DE NE RIEN LÂCHER » is a (re)mediation of visual artefacts taken from the Artéfacts Archive. The imagery that makes up the banner’s collage was pilfered from the Archive‘s posters, banners, protest signs, videos, stencils, etc to create a protest scene representative of the Québec’s 2012 oppositional movement or “Printemps québécois”. The banner honours the protesters while denigrating state repression that became commonplace during the protests. It is a creative work of self-representation, made by an MA student actively protesting during the six-month strike against tuition increases. Self-representation is key...

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Massive Protest Banner Installation for Encuentro 2014

On July 3rd, we disassembled the Printemps CUBEcois banner installation that was exhibited within the Hemispheric Institute‘s Encuentro 2014, MANIFEST! : Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, hosted by Concordia University. With the help of friends (THANKS! You know who you are), it took only three hours to remove the hundreds of staples, to clip the dozens of sewing points from the forty protest banners that formed the skin of the cube, and unscrew the hundreds of screws holding the wooden structure that measured 13ft high x 17ft wide on all sides. It was a monumental sight within the university’s...

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Angola 3 ex-prisoner and former Black Panther, Robert Hillary King, enjoys Sirop du Printemps Érable on his French toast

During his visit to Montréal on late February, I had the pleasure of having Robert Hillary King over for breakfast. He was in town with director, Ron Harpelle for the screening of the documentary, Hard Time about King’s 31-year detention at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana, 29 of which were in solitary confinement. King is the only freed member of the Angola 3, a trio of wrongfully accused members of the Black Panther Party. King was released in 2001 after accepting a plea bargain, which automatically set him free, while his inmates, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox remained in solitary...

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À la recherche banderoles des manifesta(c)tions du printemps québécois pour exposition en décembre

Joignez votre banderole dans une exposition et dans une courtepointe géante pour représenter le mouvement du printemps québécois contactez: widge [@] burningbillboard.org [in English] Pendant les six mois de la grève étudiante, des centaines de banderoles ont été créées afin de dénoncer la hausse des droits de scolarité et manifester contre la privatisation des institutions publiques. Ces banderoles ouvraient les manifestations tout au long des rues du Québec. Elles ont affiché la résistance de quartier et ont revendiqué l’arrêt de la répression policière. Des banderoles ont été suspendues à l’Ilot Voyageur et au viaduc de la rue Berri. Et elles...

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Looking for Banners from Québec’s ‘carré rouge’ Protest Movement for December Exhibit

Include Your Banner in a Giant Quilt representing the Québec Protest Movement! [en français] contact: widge [@] burningbillboard.org During the six-month student strike, hundreds of banners were created to denounce tuition fee increases and protest the privatization of public institutions. These banners lead demonstrations through the streets of Québec’s cities. They affiliated neighbourhood resistance and demanded an end to police repression. Banners hung from l’Îlot voyageur and the Berri street overpass, and they fluttered above the demonstrators at CLASSE’s demonstrations the 22nd of every month. Many banners hung over the  facades of university and CEGEP buildings, while others blocked the...