Group of glass panels with a concrete block. On the vertical panel, we can see the text and a path created with 1 ¢ coins. On the horizontal panel, the artist has inlaid wooden wafers and a recycled cardboard lattice.
J’ai toujours pensé que c’était le livre qui franchissait les siècles pour parvenir jusqu’à nous.
Jusqu’à ce que je comprenne en voyant cet homme que c’est le lecteur qui fait le déplacement.
Rencontre au confluent is a glass book that opens onto the world and artistic creation – both architectural and literary. Here, the designer is not inspired by the poet, but rather pays tribute to him. The viewer is invited to make a connection with Dany Laferrière’s novel L’énigme du retour (2009 Médicis prize), published by Éditions du Boréal.
From May 18 to October 31, 2010, in the entrance hall of the Grande Bibliothèque, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) will be hosting the exhibition Architectures en vers, which consists of five architectural installations inspired by poetry. These installations were created by collectives of well-known and up-and-coming architects working with glass artists. The exhibition is presented as part of the “Montréal, 2010 City of Glass” program, under the direction of the Board of Montreal Museum Directors.
Suzanne Bergeron of Amiot Bergeron architectes reveals her deepest thoughts in a work of shadow and glass that is highly moving in its simplicity.