Œuvre d'art public

Le bruit du monde

Gilbert Boyer, Le bruit du monde, 2002
École secondaire Des Rives, 400 Montée Dumais, Lachenaie, QC, J6W 5W9, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Boyer, Gilbert
Text author(s): 
Rabelais, François
Installation year: 

The artwork consists of a long glass wall installed under a light shaft. Messages, sentences, words, handwritten or typographical signs as well as declarations collected from the institution's students and teachers appear on the wall. Using sandblasting techniques, all writings were rewritten into disorganized fragments, colourful graffitis or undecipherable codes.

Artwork theme: 
Catalyses everyday thought, translates it into different levels of reading, inviting everyone to take back the act of reading and own it.

For this artwork, the artist wanted to pay tribute to Rabelais. The "bruit" ("noise") evoked in the title refer to the "frozen words" mentioned in a Rabelais text.

Commission scolaire des Affluents; École secondaire Des Rives
Birtz, Bastien

L’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement. Bilan 1999-2002

MCCCQ (2003).  L’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement. Bilan 1999-2002. Québec : Gouvernement du Québec