Activity Looking for Hope


The artwork

Looking for Hope

Installation, performance

Looking for Hope is a performance art installation which will be meticulously recreated throughout the Montreal edition of Nuit Blanche.

It is a scientific experiment consisting in the fermentation of different yeast strains inside transparent plastic vials to study how they grow by measuring levels of sugar loss and CO2 generation.

The experiment will be over when either the organism will have self-destructed or will have become a new specimen as a result of having saturated its environment. Each “failed” experiment will be numbered and presented accompanied by its grow chart on a display stand.

The idea is to repeat the experiment until one of the specimens manages not to destroy its environment and shows long-term development. Here, we are “looking for hope” as the title suggests.

Obviously, each yeast strain will not follow the same growing pattern. A mode of development which, unfortunately, echoes our own.

Curator : Art Souterrain


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Art Souterrain
460 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, suite 838

Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), QC, H3B 1A7

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