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Going to, Making Do, Passing Just the Same

Date & time
Thursday, February 11, 2021 –
Saturday, March 27, 2021 (all day)

Edith Brunette and François Lemieux


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheelchair accessible


Distorted image of white modular storage units with windows, some stacked, behind wire fence Vases communicants, video, 2019-2020. | Photo: Edith Brunette & François Lemieux. Courtesy of the artists.

Edith Brunette and François Lemieux’s Going to, Making Do, Passing Just the Same is a multidisciplinary exhibition project hinged on the problem of how to remake our relations with the world under the duress of extractive capitalism, ongoing settler-colonialism and environmental degradation.

Shaped by a versatile and collaborative working process, their practice is informed by critical approaches to anthropology, ecology and geography, migration studies, anarchist theory, documentary filmmaking and activist organizing.

Brunette and Lemieux have developed an interventional installation that includes artefacts, collected organic and industrial objects, fabricated structures, videos, sound recordings and conversations. Here, nuclear energy meets herbalism, border administration meets gestures of collective care, a golf course becomes a refinery’s ecological façade, and oceans are crossed on the surface of waves.

The Gallery is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Opening hours

  • Thursdays & Fridays: 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12 – 5 p.m.
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