Description of the Podcast Les envolées 

Les envolées is a 5-episode podcast co-directed by Simon Coovi-Sirois and Clara LagacéA second collaborative work after Poule mouillée (summer 2020), Les envolées goes on with the co-creators’ desire to explore Gatineau's sense of belonging. Using interviews with family and friends, they condensed the words to create a fictional narrative. 

 

Les envolées tells the story of three friends: Julie (Caroline Yergeau), a librarian at the Donalda-Charron Library in Gatineau, Vanessa (Clémence Roy-Darisse), a lonely civil servant in the federal public service, and Pierre-Luc (Louis-Philippe Roy), a formworker on new development sites in the east end of Quebec's fourth-largest city. As Julie meticulously prepares for her daughter's birthday party, to which Vanessa and Pierre-Luc are invited, Vanessa tries in vain to recapture her former spark and Pierre-Luc remains entangled in an old love affair. Behind the scenes of the characters' ordinary trajectories, the project works to unfold Gatineau's hidden histories (as well as its great history), in the hope of revealing its own character in passing, but above all to question its possible futures. 

 

Erin Gee, ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) performer, embodies the spirit of place that emerges in different incarnations and blurs the lines of reality to offer a fantasized counterpoint to the daily life story. Aurore Le Hannier performs the theme song, whose text is taken from the play Les outardes by Gaby Déziel-Hupé and is accompanied on guitar by Julian Geisterfer. The music and sound design, composed of a meticulous weaving of layers of reality, act as a rejoinder to the all too ordinary becoming of the characters and their city, urging them to dream beyond the framework of the story. 


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As part of Aislinn Leggett’s exhibition What You See Will Not Be Here Tomorrow”.


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