Exhibition “Toucher la fibre sensible” The Puppets of Noémi Bélanger
Toucher la fibre sensible
The Puppets of Noémi Bélanger
Exhibition from March 20 to April 28, 2019
Opening: Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. (World Puppet Day)
This family exhibition invites us to enter the world of puppets by Noémi Bélanger. This exhibition presents the puppet making process and introduces us to works of human scale and smaller size, all in a playful and theatrical atmosphere.
The recent inauguration of the Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette in Outremont marks the recognition of a little-known art. With Touching the Sensitive Fibre, the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec is taking part in this celebration. This new family exhibition is a first collaboration with the Festival de Casteliers, whose 14th edition has just ended.
At the junction between crafts, visual arts and performing arts, Noémi Bélanger reveals to us her creative processes combining textile know-how, dramaturgy and writing. In a playful and theatrical atmosphere, she takes us to meet her main characters and exclusively unveils the human-sized puppets that will be used for her next show, Flore, which will be launched in the fall of 2019.
About the artist
Born in the textile arts, Noémi Bélanger holds a DESS in contemporary puppet theatre from UQAM, where she specialized in the creation of puppets using the needle felting technique. In 2018, she founded her company L’os de bois, Théâtre de marionnettes and received a development grant from CALQ and the City of Laval, in collaboration with the Conseil régional de la culture de Laval. Intended for both young audiences and adults, his shows reflect his reflection on the human condition.