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Laval Chronicles

This publication was produced in conjunction with the Laval Chronicles project.







Edited by
Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte
Anne-Marie Proulx

Postcards by
Donna Akrey
Anne Bertrand
Claire Dumoulin
Julie Fournier Lévesque
Shane Krepakevich
Vanessa Kwan
Marc Laforest
Jean-François Prost
Jacinthe Robillard
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif


A co-edition of palindromes and Verticale - centre d'artistes


Ten artists have explored various aspects of the city of Laval through lived experiences, on-site expeditions, historical research, and the projection of possibilities. Via a series of postcards, these artists propose speculative, imaginative, and imprecise conceptions of this suburb. These Laval Chronicles propose a discovery of Laval in all its specificity, but also broach issues regarding the suburb: a place whose landscape is constructed through housing developments risen from old buildings and new infrastructures, and where official history mingles with personal stories. This collection of postcards offers a partial topography of the city, foregrounding simple stories, transient surroundings, and ordinary dreams. The postcards are brought together in the form of a publication, but will also return to Laval individually and furtively. Placed in various locations or delivered by mail, they are destined to travel, to be picked up by visitors on the move, or sent as missives.

The publication is available at:
Librairie Formats, 2 Sainte-Catherine Est, espace 302, Montréal http://librairieformats.org
READ Books, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver http://chscott.ecuad.ca/read/


Laval Chronicles
Edited by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx
palindromes and Verticale - centre d'artistes, Laval
November 2012
ISBN 978-0-9877539-1-5
Visual projects, French and English texts
Color, B&W. 46 cards.
148 copies
$30


The publication launch took place on November 3, 2012
at Librairie Formats, 2 Sainte-Catherine Est, espace 302, Montréal


Information / purchase / press:
Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx, info@palindrome-s.ca