Catherine Lejeune and Marie Atcheba

Montreal, Canada


Catherine Lejeune is an artist-researcher from Tiohtià:ke – Mooniyang; Montreal (Canada). She works on the unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka, Omàmìwininìwag and Huron-Wendat Nations. She is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Lejeune has presented her work in several venues, including Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Articule, Galerie de l’UQAM and Projet Casa.

Marie Atcheba is a French artist based in Montreal since 2019. She holds a national art diploma from the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux (France). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in visual and media arts at UQAM. She has participated in several exhibitions and workshops in Europe and Canada.

About the artwork

Please don’t stop the music : la fête en contexte pandémique

Please don’t stop the music : la fête en contexte pandémique is an immersive installation that mimics the atmosphere of a concert hall or music festival. The work is fueled by the feeling of nostalgia that is associated with the desire to party. Indeed, for more than a year, gathering places have been closed, and clandestine events are organized all over the world. This phenomenon seems to be explained by the feeling of isolation and the desire to resist the imposed rules. In this context where public celebrations are illegal, artists are trying to imagine new ways to celebrate and socialize.


425 Avenue Viger Ouest
Residence completed

Photo : Camille Dubuc