LABRIE, Lise (1952)

Lise Labrie, La scatosphère, 2004. Drain agricole, compost de vers de terre, assiette contenant herbe de blé. 900 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Lise Labrie holds a BEd, a Certificate in arts and crafts (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) and a degree in science and letters (Université de Grenoble, France). Her interests lie in archaeology, ethnology and history, particularly the rituals that bring man closer to nature. Using natural materials, fossils, bones, animal tracks and appendages, she pursues an environmental approach through installations, in-situ works and the integration of art into architecture. Labrie bases her work on the spirit of a site and its social, political and ecological dimensions, creating symbols, signs and structures that question the legacy of contemporary societies. She participated in the first Biennale des arts visuels de l’Est du Québec, held in 1984 at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent in Rivière-du-Loup, and in the 1987 exhibition Esprits des lieux at the Musée régional de Rimouski. She also coordinated the Symposium international ArtNature (Le Bic) in 1995 and served as curator at Neige sur neige (Le Bic, 1996) and Métissage (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, 1994).

« L’Esprit des lieux : Fragments des gestes et des discours »ESPACE, vol. 4, no 1, p. 25.