BIO Holding a bachelor’s degree in literature, Marilyne Busque-Dubois is co-founder of the Centre de production en art actuel Les Ateliers. Her poetry, installations and prints draw on concrete experiences of the land in order to explore the reciprocal relations between intimacy, feminism and environment. Her work has been seen in the Urban Promenades organised by the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec, at Livart, on some SEPAQ trails and in Quebec maisons de la culture.
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Marilyne Busque-Dubois’ practice consists in being inspired by exploring nature to study how the outdoor spaces we occupy act on our inner space and vice versa. In an earlier project, she thought in depth about the entire extent of the relations and shared references between the Web and the organic. She explores what we feel when we come into contact with nature in such a way that she establishes a parallel between data on the diversity of feelings seen in the present day through its virtual publications and data on biodiversity left to future generations.
PROJECT Marilyne Busque-Dubois’ project seeks to highlight the encounter between two kinds of connection: that of the digital and that of nature. She will create a BioBlitz Charlevoix on the INaturalist portal in order to compile her photographs of wild organisms in the region. The public will be invited to do the same and to share their feelings at the moment of observation or during this period of their life. Short poems (haikus) reflecting the connection between these feelings and the species observed will be created and written on a piece of fabric depicting a waterfall. At its foot will be a few stones, onto which she will have transferred some of the photographs. Together, these elements will create a participatory installation showing the traces we leave on the web, like fossils.