From his childhood in Petit-Goâve, Haïti, to his election to the Académie française and his life in Montreal, where he has published all of his books, Un cœur nomade and L’Exil vaut le voyage invite passers-by to explore the world of a multi-talented man: a prolific writer whose works have been translated around the world and received numerous awards and honours. This tribute looks at a life shaped by a golden childhood, exile, women, and hours spent reading in a pink bathtub.
Un cœur nomade uses the large display windows on De Maisonneuve Blvd. to present a charming and colourful immersion in the world of Dany Laferrière, inspired by his three graphic novels (L’exil vaut le voyage, Vers d’autres rives, Autoportrait de Paris avec Chat published by Les Éditions du Boréal).
L'EXIL VAUT LE VOYAGE A true interactive experience reflecting the world of a writer and illustrator who is treasured in Quebec, the companion projects are the result of an initiative of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and of Félix Dagenais’ insightful exploration of Laferrière’s work. Thanks to a collaboration between Dagenais – the project’s curator and creative director – graphic and scenic designer Judith Portier and composer and sound designer Javier Asencio for Un cœur nomade, and with filmmaker Nicola Lemay for L’Exil vaut le voyage (co-production NBF), Montreal will celebrate the brilliant, poetic and colourful world of Dany Laferrière.
Curator and creative director
Graphic and scenic design
Music and sound design
Dale Hayward, Fahad Aboubacar, Bianca Shonee Arroyo-Kreimes
Marc Bertrand (NFB)
Julie Roy (NFB)
The tribute to celebrate Dany Laferrière’s 35 years of writing
is an original idea by Anne Plamondon.