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Marguerite la pierre
Graphic design: Simon Guibord

Marguerite: la pierre – Soundwalk

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  • Collaboration
  • Contemporary Art
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PHI Foundation 451 Saint-Jean Street

Starting in front of the PHI Foundation, and continuing in Old Montréal, the soundwalk can be experienced at any time without having to enter the Foundation.

Free event

The PHI Foundation presents, in collaboration with Productions Onishka and the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd'hui (CTD’A), the soundwalk Marguerite: la pierre.

Organized by
Marie-Hélène Lemaire and Zoe Compton
PHI Foundation Education Department


Led by artist Émilie Monnet, Marguerite: la pierre is based on the life of Marguerite Duplessis, the first person to be enslaved in New France and the first Indigenous person to have subsequently fought legally for her freedom. While traces of this past still mark the stone facades of Old Montréal, Émilie Monnet’s voice and those of four invited guests, take us through an encounter with Marguerite Duplessis and our history.

Starting in front of the PHI Foundation, 451 Saint-Jean Street and continuing in Old Montréal, the soundwalk can also be experienced at any time without having to visit the Foundation.

Carte marguerite la pierre

Conversation autour de Marguerite

During this roundtable discussion, Émilie Monnet talks about her creative process in the company of Simon Riverin and Philippe Néméh-Nombré.


Émilie Monnet
At the intersection of theatre, performance and sound, Émilie Monnet’s work is most often presented in the form of interdisciplinary theatre or performative installation. Her artistic practice privileges collaborative and multi linguistic processes of creation, and explores themes of memory, history and transformation. A dedicated interdisciplinary artist, she founded Onishka Productions in 2011 to foster links between artists from different Indigenous backgrounds, regardless of their disciplines. Artist in residence at the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd'hui from 2018 to 2021, she is now the new artist in residence at Espace GO for the next three years. Most recently, she presented her show Okinum at the Centaur Theatre and the National Arts Centre, and her new creation Marguerite: le feu is being presented this spring. Émilie is of Algonquin and French descent and currently lives between the Outaouais and Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montréal.

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