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Pierre Thibault’s Les Chambres blanches | The White Rooms featured at Les Jardins de Mtis

March 19, 2015
by Canadian Architect

The experimental and ephemeral projects of Quebec architect Pierre Thibault and his studio are a key component of his architectural practice, from the most discreet landscape installation to multidisciplinary artistic performances. His explorations will continue at Les Jardins de Métis with the exhibition Les Chambres blanches | The White Rooms, on view from May 30 to September 28, 2015.

In Estevan Lodge, a series of white rooms will show components of the work of Atelier Pierre Thibault. This portion of the exhibition will present the creative process of Thibault and his team of young architects. The white rooms invite visitors to discover the elements of the exhibition from various vantage points. For example, one room will require viewers to slide beneath it to view a model suspended from above. A large room will exhibit the sketch books at eye level while another unit will allow visitors to climb up and view the exhibition from above. Cuts from director Denys Arcand’s Le règne de la beauté (An Eye for Beauty)filmed in several of Pierre Thibault’s houses, will be screened for the exhibition.

Outside, the white rooms will be installed throughout the gardens, offering visitors new ways to explore the site. They will be positioned in various places in the gardens that are less frequented, and offer vantage points from which to experience the attractions of the landscape. One small white room is sited on the shoreline, accessible only at low tide, another that pokes out from the side of the escarpment, and a third envelops a tree. While each one is different from the next, the white rooms are united by a common logic. They are all part of a family of installations that offer a discovery of the Métis and its landscapes as an integral part of a new pathway punctuated by discoveries.

The exhibition is presented with the financial assistance of the Entente spécifique sur la culture dans la région du Bas-Saint-Laurent 2012-2015, in collaboration with: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, Conférence régionale des élues du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Tourisme Gaspésie, Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent et Conseil de la culture du Bas-Saint-Laurent.

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