Zér0. The arts at the heart of ecological transformation


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November 25, 2023 to April 1st 2024
All Day Event
160, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC Canada
H3C 4G8

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Ten artists and collectives from a range of disciplines, one challenge: to turn zero waste into a work of art! This unique exhibition shows how art can both draw inspiration from scientific data and contribute to sustainable change.

Of the 4.6 million tonnes of plastic produced and imported into Canada each year, almost half is plastic packaging. Only a tiny fraction of these plastics—between 6% and 9%—is recycled. In its search for solutions, Équiterre tasked a research team at Polytechnique Montréal in 2021 with a series of research projects forming part of a pan-Canadian study on the transition to zero waste.

What do you do with research findings when you want to reach a wider audience? The answer is to organize a unique encounter between art and science by creating an exhibition that is at once contemplative, reflective and creative. Visitors are invited to reveal some of their core habits and beliefs with a view to measuring their commitment and to reflect on their sustainable behavior. The time has come for science and environmental issues to shine!

This exhibition was made possible by the support of Polytechnique Montréal, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Réseau de recherche en économie circulaire du Québec, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Équiterre, the Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montréal, the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable, Mirari, Koze Productions and the Kashika Studio.

Artists: Martin Beauregard, Jean Désy, Marie-Chloé Duval, Virginie Francoeur, Jason Gillingham, Annie Groovie, Rodney Saint-Éloi, Studio Ascètes, Théâtre I.N.K. and Bernard Voyer.

Curators: Virginie Francoeur and Sophie Bernard, professors at Polytechnique Montréal

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