Author: Johanne Jarry
2011, 48 p., couverture souple
12,8 x 18,3 cm
Graphisme : Makara, Justin Lortie
Éditions les petits carnets
© Johanne Jarry, Éditions les petits carnets, Galerie de l’UQAM
“Here. There are men, there are planes. Children in cages and parents as well, above the sidewalks. It’s over there, outside.” These opening words set the tone. Paisajes seeks to renew the relationship between text and form, image and sound. Thus, the books need to be looked at and read aloud, their poetic resonance, to be heard. Since 2008, the author has inspired herself from exchanges with visual artists to write a literary triptych. The first book is entitled Printemps du Louvre. Paisajes became sonic and visual material for the artist Sébastien Cliche, who created an interactive work that can be experienced here: aplacewhereyoufeelsafe.com/paisajes/
Johanne Jarry lives and works in Montreal. She has worked as a journalist and literary researcher, and is currently a lecturer in the literary studies department at UQAM. She is writing a doctoral thesis in étude et pratique des arts at the same university. For the past years, she has experimented with interdisciplinarity as a means of intensifying her relationship to form. The publication was supported by Figura, a centre for research on writing and imagination.