GENEVIÈVE MAROIS-LEFEBVRE, VISUAL ARTIST Geneviève Marois-Lefebvre is a visual artist who lives and works in Frelighsburg, Eastern Townships. She holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since then, she has developed a practice centered on the image, in connection with the question of emotions and narrative. Depending on the project, her works take multiple forms, from installation, to photo or video, to text and collage. She is particularly interested in the zones where the real and the imagined meet, between the beautiful and the ugly. Fall 2022 RBC Residency As part of her residency, she wishes to take advantage of the exceptional flora of the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens and the presence of raw clay on the banks of the river to create temporary sculptures. These will be composed of an accumulation of flower and leaf casts made from clay collected on the banks. The clay will be dried but not fired. The sculptures will thus remain fragile, crumbly and water soluble, and doomed to disappear as they are subjected to the elements. The disappearance of these precarious sculptures will be filmed and photographed in order to preserve the trace of their existence and the temporality of their destruction.