Marie-Ève Martel. Transcender l'architecture
Graduating master's student in visual and media arts, UQAM
January 9 to February 14, 2015
Through the study of two distinct buildings— Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond in Massachusetts and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University—Marie-Ève Martel stages an aesthetic and philosophical dialogue on the “place of knowledge.” Through this dialogue, she seeks to question the way in which we use architecture to build an existential, social/political, and religious/spiritual order. She also sets out to explore this order’s imaginary dimension and psychological impact by presenting two apparently opposite ideological viewpoints: on the one hand, institutionalized, even materialized knowledge; and on the other, free or innate knowledge.