Quebec City, Wednesday May 23 2012 – During the penultimate week of Manif d’art 6, a variety of activities are proposed in various locations. Workshops, a release, film screenings and an artistic intervention are a few examples of what the program of the Québec City biennial has to offer.


Some places are still available for two creation workshops under the direction of American artist Joseph Herscher, offered on May 26 and 27. Participants are invited to collaborate in the creation of a large-scale machine that will be come to life through a series of chain reactions triggered by mechanical inventions created during the workshop. Participants are asked to bring with them a personal object that will be returned to them after the workshop.

May 26 and 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Espace 400e Bell – Free – For all ages – Limited participation – Registration required

The Page Turner – Joseph Herscher


Antitube, in collaboration with Manif d’art 6, presents two film programs at the Musée de la civilisation Auditorium on the evenings of May 24 and 27. We invite the public to be acquainted with the cinematographical work of two pioneers of experimental cinema, presented in Quebec City for the first time.

“Surround Super 8” According to John Porter
May 24 at 7:30 p.m. / Auditorium of the Musée de la civilisation
Programmation under the direction of Nicole Gingras

The Strange Machine-Movies of Larry Jordan
May 27 at 7:30 / Auditorium of the Musée de la civilisation
Programmation under the direction of Guillaume Lafleur

Admission 7$ / 5$ on presentation of the pass


Known for its disconcerting and controversial works, the Cooke-Sasseville duo (Jean-François Cooke and Pierre Sasseville) is the subject of a monography entitled De Cooke-Sasseville à aujourd’hui (From Cooke-Sasseville to today), which presents a decade of works in contemporary art. Presented within the framework of Manif d’art 6, the release of the document will take place in the presence of the artists. The duo will also unveil a new work at the time of the event.

Under the directorship of Anne-Marie Bouchard, the monography De Cooke-Sasseville à aujourd’hui is published by Art Mûr, in collaboration with the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Première Ovation and Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec. The texts were written by Anne-Marie Bouchard and Michael Rattray.

Friday May 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Espace 400e Bell – Free admission

Among the other proposed activities, the artist Ingrid Bachmann offers a master class at MATERIA on Wednesday May 23 at 5:00 pm. For its part, Folie/Culture proposes Le carrefour dément (The crazy crossroad), an artistic intervention which will take place at the corner of Dorchester and Saint-Joseph East streets on Friday May 25 2012 as of 4:30 pm. Like every Saturday, CKRL will also be present on May 26 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Espace 400e Bell for the broadcast of the Manif d’art en direct program.

The complete program of satellite activities can be found on the mobile application available for iPhone and Android, as well as on the event’s website at 

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Information : Patrick Fournier, Communications Coordinator, Manif d’art, 418 524-1917,