Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf

Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

Biography

Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf lives and works in the City of Québec. He is an artist, an author and a curator. His work has been shown in several artist-run centres, galleries and museums across Quebec and Canada. 

His most recent projects unfold literary systems within dedicated art spaces as well as spaces. He has published three books of poetry and many writings on the topic of art.

The artist thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their support in the production of this artwork.

Artistic approach

Dédales d’almanachs is a book in the shape of a maze. Consisting of 1,024 pages distributed across the four sides of a cube, it tells a post-apocalyptic tale illustrated with historical copyright-free photographs. It is a novel spatio-temporal framework full of déjà vu and continuously renewed expectations. 

Reading Instructions

 

  • Move through the maze one square at a time. 

 

  • You may move from one page of the book to the other by going up, down, right or left. 

 

  • Move freely, as you see fit, based on each page’s scenery. 

 

  • The book may be read in a straight line, moving in a random direction or by zigzagging. 

 

  • You may even tumble onto another side of the cube to continue the story.

    This piece offers 1,024 entry points, but an infinity of potential storylines that may or may not end.

Artist's artworks and activities

Dédales d’almanachs