Québec, October 20, 2021 - This fall, in addition to the usual colorful trees and migrating birds, the park at Maison O'Neill is hosting a brand new grandiose and playful public art installation by the duo Cooke-Sasseville. Presented by Québec BD, as part of Québec City's animated Québec program , the work Le Fruit Maudit and its mysterious characters inspired by famous elves will, until mid-December, surprise walkers and provoke discussions. .
“ We have deliberately created a visual enigma by placing in relation various symbols easily identifiable by the public. Thus, the apple of knowledge, this forbidden fruit, rubs shoulders with disturbing and oversized characters echoing the comic book universe . The narrative framework of this ephemeral work uses the codes of the thriller by relying on a plot where the improbable mingles with discomfort, where the spectator becomes the witness of a curious activity with interloping allures ”, affirms Pierre Sasseville, member of the Cooke-Sasseville duo.
Located in the district of Les Rivières, Maison O'Neill is at the heart of an area currently less well served in terms of public art. “ With Le Fruit Maudit , it was important for us to meet the public in a place of passage and walk outside the city center. This will provide a unique artistic appeal that invites people not residing in The Willows to visit this beautiful park and discover a work that stands out with its references to the 9 th art , "says Ian Gailer, ideaman project and collaborator of Quebec BD.
Until mid-December, come and discover Le Fruit Maudit at Maison O'Neill ( 3160 boul. Wilfrid-Hamel Ouest ) and travel in the unique and fun world of the talented duo Cooke-Sasseville!