Mandoline Hybride launches its new Gaspesian project: Salon58 – tiny cultural space, imagined by Benoit Paradis and Priscilla Guy.

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Focusing on artistic experimentation, multidisciplinarity and proximity to the public, Salon58 promotes meetings on a human scale. Under the artistic direction of Benoit Paradis and Priscilla Guy, the project has three components:

  • Accommodations: residencies, professional meetings, retreats;
  • Public presentations: living room concerts, screenings, exhibitions;
  • Special events: vernissages, launches, conferences, etc.

Ideal for a privileged meeting with the public, Salon58 can accommodate about fifty people for the discovery of small-scale artistic projects. Located a few minutes from Route 132 in the municipality of Marsoui, Salon58 can accommodate between 5 and 10 people in accommodation (according to their needs for comfort and privacy). The space has several bedrooms, a large living room with a piano, an open kitchen-dining room, a boudoir and a large workshop. It is also thanks to the Municipality of Marsoui who has graciously offered us the piano that the Salon58 is ready to receive its first visits!

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58 route de la rivière
Marsoui (QC) G0E 1S0

October 1 to 7 – Louise Michel Jackson, first artist in residence
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November 24 – opening event with Benoit Paradis Trio
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Priscilla Guy – Artistic Co-Director of Salon58

Priscilla Guy is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, curator and researcher in the arts. She is interested in different artistic practices, with an anchor for dance. She founded Mandoline Hybride in 2007, under which she presents her stage creations, in situ performances and choreographic short films locally and internationally. The choreographic work around the gesture and the relationship to everyday life are at the heart of her creations, which are resolutely collaborative. Politics emerges behind all her projects, whether in the way of producing works or in the themes it addresses. /

Benoit Paradis – Artistic Co-Director of Salon58

Trained in classical trombone, Benoit Paradis is a hands-on artist: in addition to acting as a musician for many Quebec artists (including Avec pas d’casque, Bernard Adamus, Olivier Bélisle, among others), he composes musical pieces for short films and stage performances. Comedian and acrobat in his spare time, his time is mainly occupied with the project that bears his name, the Benoit Paradis Trio, for which he acts as singer-songwriter, arranger and director, photographer and videographer! /

Our most glowing thanks to all the people who made Salon58 possible and contributed to its development from near and far, especially Jacques, but also Audrey and Étienne, Vincent and Marie-Odile, Dominique and Normand, Pauline, Hugo, Olivier, Sebastien and Maurice!