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August 2017

Josee Pedneault

Day 7 – Nasir

Nasir drawing a five finger tree / Nasir dessinant un arbre à cinq doigt.   Every Saturday for three weeks, I participate as a volunteer in a workshop for asylum seekers organized by Sukaina (day 3) at the Center for Contemporary Arts of Glasgow. The workshop is around books and libraries and is thus conducive for sharing stories and memories.…
August 19, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 6 – No Man is an Island

The book “Island at the Edge of the World, the Story of St. Kilda.” came in the mail today, thanks to Malcolm, director of Street Level Photoworks, who foresaw that it would be in my line of interest. Few minutes into the introduction and I was already fully captivated by the strange and sad story of St. Kilda. St. Kilda…
August 18, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 5 – The First Wanderer

Hall of the Botanical Garden of Glasgow. / Hall d'entrée du jardin botanique de Glasgow.   A white marble sculpture representing Cain is placed at the entrance of the Botanical Garden of Glasgow. According to the Bible, Cain, one of the two sons of Adam and Eve, having killed is Brother Abel out of jealousy, is the first murderer of…
August 17, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 4 – Iles & Islands

Authors: Emslie, John; Reynolds, James. 1850. From the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Scotland has 790 offshore islands. For a few years now, I have been searching for an island that matches the mysterious mark that appeared on my back at the age of 17. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -…
August 16, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 3 – Encounter

Today I met with the wonderful artist Sukaina Kubba. She told me that one of her uncles spoke 70 languages, though she was unsure if the number has been blown up by the exaggeration of her childhood memory (we concluded that even half of 70 would be impressive). - - - - - - - - - - - -…
August 15, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 2 – Appartenance et mémoire d’éléphant

While visiting the Glasgow Necropolis - a Victorian cemetery on the top of a hill - Melanie and I talked about the sense of belonging to a specific place. Is it possible to find a stronger sense of connection to a country geographically and culturally different than the one in which we were born? While travelling, one may experience a strange…
August 15, 2017
Josee Pedneault

Day 1 – Glasgow

I have recently arrived (and been warmly welcomed!) in Glasgow for the Lightwaves International Residency Exchange programme, a collaboration between two institutions Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, and VU in Quebec City, four visual artists and two writers. In this cross-cultural exchange, the themes of migration and heritage will be explored. Melanie Latoré, a participating artist in the Lightwaves residency, welcomed me into the…
August 14, 2017