La Providence


How the members of the Sisters of Charity of Montréal, more commonly known as the Grey Nuns, see the future? In "La Providence", we encounter the retired nuns in the generic apartments called home, after having recently vacated their one hundred and fifty years old Mother House in downtown Montréal. Still active, they recount their missionary work in Africa and in the Canadian North, reflect on their impending death and reunion with their husband, the Eternal Father, and the precarious future of their dwindling order.

Special thanks to Sisters Madeleine Therrien, Réjeanne Fortin, Evelyne Blanchard, Cécile Montpetit, Réjeanne Grandmaison, Marie-Paule Arsenault et Ginette Bacon.

With the voice in english of Aleck Guès

La Providence, 2014, single-channel HD video installation with sound, 29 minutes, French with English version available on headphones

Exhibitions:

2014 BNLMTL 2014 - Montreal Biennial, Montreal Museum of contemporary art

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1_La Providence - Soeur Marie-Paule Arsenault

1_La Providence - Soeur Marie-Paule Arsenault
, 2014
Still extracted from La Providence, 2014, single-channel HD video installation with sound, 29 minutes

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2_La Providence - Sœur Réjeanne Fortin

2_La Providence - Sœur Réjeanne Fortin
, 2014
Still extracted from La Providence, 2014, single-channel HD video installation with sound, 29 minutes

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3_La Providence - Sœur Réjeanne Grandmaison

3_La Providence - Sœur Réjeanne Grandmaison
, 2014
Still extracted from La Providence, 2014, single-channel HD video installation with sound, 29 minutes

La Providence - Sœur Madeleine Therrien
La Providence - Sœur Madeleine Therrien, 2014
Still extracted from La Providence, 2014, single-channel HD video installation with sound, 29 minutes