Public Artwork

De l’autre côté de Brenda

Daniel Dutil, De l'autre côté de Brenda, 1997 Daniel Dutil, De l'autre côté de B
Bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Félicien, 1209 boulevard du Sacré-Coeur, Saint-Félicien, QC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Dutil, Daniel
Text author(s): 
Carroll, Lewis
Installation year: 

This on-site intervention is linked to the space it occupies, both in its physical and symbolic dimensions. More specifically, this link is manifest in the use of materials, which recall those used in the construction of the building, and in the presence of characteristics of the site, such as light and transparency. The artwork also integrates the geographical and social environment by presenting images of the Zoo de Saint-Félicien. Lastly, the theme evokes literature by using a quote from Alice in Wonderland where the caterpillar interrogates Alice about who she is.

Text of the artwork: 

Alice in Wonderland


Me changer plusieurs fois depuis ce moment-là.

Que veux-tu dire par là ?

Je crains de ne pas pouvoir m’expliquer, madame, parce que je ne suis pas moi, voyez-vous !

Artwork theme: 

This piece of text aims to question us about our reality, about the transformations that we frequently experience when interacting with new people, new places and new situations.