Les dents de la mer, Marie-Soleil Provençal
Saturday October 7, 2023  11am - 2pm (3 Hours)
Gallery / Exhibit Wheelchair Accessible Family Friendly Dog Friendly Outdoor


Event in Room: OpenSpace (on ARTSPLACE grounds)

Opening Reception, 12-2pm
Les dents de la mer, Marie-Soleil Provençal
An OpenSpace installation
Outdoors on ARTSPLACE grounds, October 1-28

What if a sentient Mother Earth had enough of being abused by humans and was sending its most notorious killers after us?

"Les dents de la mer" (JAWS)* is a duo of shark fins emerging from the ground to tail the public on land. The size of the fins is of the average bull shark, potentially the most dangerous since bull sharks prefer coastal waters, where there are more opportunities to interact with humans. The project appears as a playful intervention and a cautionary tale about the consequences of messing up the ecosystem.

This work visually disrupts the space. Because of it, the public must consider its interactions with nature and face the retaliations for mistreating it (including the most recent hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and droughts). Since sharks are actually not man-eaters by nature, the artist invites you to welcome these sharks as visual reminders for passersby to treat the space with respect.

*"Les dents de la mer" translated in English as "The teeth of the Ocean". It is the French title of the natural horror film series JAWS.
Marie-Soleil Provençal is a French Canadian queer woman sculptor from Québec. Currently, she lives a nomadic life between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Provençal completed a MFA at NSCAD and multiple complementary formations in crafts and design on the East Coast. For the past few years, she has been an artist, a research assistant, a technician, and an instructor in Visual Arts from Québec to Newfoundland.
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Pricing: Free
396 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia



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