Photo: Annie France Forget
Upcoming: Rémi Belliveau exhibition
9 September 2020
In April, 1967, Acadian singer-songwriter Jean Dularge did not record his 45 single “Viens voir l’Acadie”. He was not the first artist signed by Les Disques Acadisco (label), nor was he required to cancel the release of his song due to a supposed copyright dispute.
Hier semble si loin / Chapitre 4 / Jean Dularge is an experimental historiographic project by Acadian artist Rémi Belliveau, wherein a historic fiction is performed and inserted into the fragmented and little-known history of rock ‘n roll in New Brunswick’s Acadian communities. Based on years of research and artefact acquisition, the artist weaves a story that seeks to validate the hybrid, ever-changing nature of Acadianess, while actively eschewing identification with either of the region’s dominant musical tropes, i.e. the anglo-Maritimer or franco-Québécois musical cultures.
Dates: September 18 – November 21, 2020
Opening: Thursday, September 17, 6 p.m.