ODETTE THÉBERGE | MEMENTOS
120, rue Principale, Gatineau, (Québec), J9H 4G8
From January 24th till March 11th, 2018. The auto-da-fé (destruction by fire) was used to protest, censure, banish and erase the past. Books still are destroyed today: those that are not sold are pulped; others are discarded, abandoned due to lack of space or loss of interest. In an age of digital publication, the works in Mementos remind us that books are material objects. These burned books denounce the threatened disappearance of the paper book. Sealed under painting, words and letters are hidden, preserved, precious and immortal. Some are even trying to escape? Is there any hope of that? Vernissage on January 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.