Portraits de femmes sur paysages imaginés

Festival Phénomena 2021: Portraits de femmes sur paysages imaginés, Galerie du Centre d’apprentissage parallèle, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Caroline Hayeur, Luc Beauchemin, 2021]
Festival Phénomena 2021: Portraits de femmes sur paysages imaginés, Galerie du Centre d’apprentissage parallèle, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Caroline Hayeur, Luc Beauchemin, 2021]

Caroline Hayeur and D. Kimm continue the tableaux vivants project they began in 2014 with women from the Maison d’Haïti and from Montréal’s Lao community. Their third exhibition includes 17 portraits of women involved with the CAP. After coming up with an imaginary character, the women were then photographed in costume against a white background and later superimposed onto imaginary landscapes by graphic designer Luc Beauchemin. Les Filles électriques are delighted to pursue their collaboration with the CAP begun in 2019 for the 2nd Parade Phénoménale.

Located in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal, the Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle de Montréal works to help people with from emotional and psychological problems in developing their strengths towards a better social and/or professional integration. It offers them the possibility to reach their potential through creative, therapeutic, educative, and productive activities. Since its foundation, the organization uses creation as a means to ease and heal painful emotions. Imagination-based activities emerge from the feeling of trust. By sharing this trust, creativity thrives and allows a better cognitive fluidity and reduces anxiety.